GRASSHOPPER LAWNS INC., a member of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), participated in “Renewal & Remembrance” at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, July 9, 2012.
Hundreds of lawn care and landscape companies from across the nation brought their crews to Arlington National Cemetery to spend the day mulching, pruning, liming, planting, and aerating. The gift of time and services is valued at more than $250,000.
This is the 16th year that Grasshopper Lawns Inc. has participated in Renewal and Remembrance. Michael Kravitsky IV and Shawn Kravitsky and their respective families were in charge of liming over 23 acres in Arlington National Cemetery. “We are honored to be a part of this service project every year. It’s something that Shawn and I- as well as our families- look forward to every July. Paying our respects to our military personal who have sacrificed so much for us is always a great feeling,” said Michael Kravitsky IV, Landscape Industry Certified Technician, PLANET member and Team Co-Captain of the Pentagon Team.
The day began at Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony featuring a joint color guard and speaker presentations to dedicate the day of work and helping to maintain these hallowed grounds.
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, the Kravitsky’s visited their congressional leaders Thomas Lamberti, Legislative Assistant for Congressman Louis J. Barletta, Liz Hermsen, Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., and Trish Reilly, Chief of Staff for Congressman Tim Holden on Capitol Hill. They spoke with them about issues facing the green industry, such as Lyme disease control and application licensing issues.
PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With more than 3,600 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. Some of these professionals have taken the extra step of becoming certified through PLANET and bear the distinction of being known as Landscape Industry Certified.