NALP hosts successful H-2B Fly-In

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with the Federation of Employers & Workers of America, the Seasonal Employment Alliance and AmericanHort to host its annual H-2B fly-in on May 21-22, prior to the Department of Homeland and Department of Labor Appropriations markup.

Throughout the day, NALP staff and members held meetings with members of Congress and their staff conveying the importance of maintaining the 64,716 additional visas and ensuring that the timing of their release is consistent and reliable by making a minor change of “may” to “shall” in existing annual cap relief language.


According to NALP, both would help businesses that rely on their H-2B forecast their crews’ capacities, which is invaluable when it comes to bidding for new contracts or taking on additional clients during the busiest times of the year.

More than 130 NALP members from 30 different states participated in this year’s fly-in. They were able to attend multiple meetings for their state delegation – totaling approximately 150 meetings conducted.

“We’re coming into a critical cycle with the 2025 budgeting process and so we want to make sure that our needs are heard and that the companies that rely on this program, like Yellowstone, have our voices heard to our congressmen and women here on Capitol Hill,” said Joseph Barnes, marketing director for Yellowstone Landscape, Bunnell, Florida.

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