Chapel Valley April Updates

Vornado Green Fair

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For the second year in a row, Chapel Valley exhibited at Vornado’s Green Fair Conference, located in Arlington, Virginia on April 16th. Vornado/Charles E. Smith is the Washington division of Vornado Realty Trust and is the largest owner of LEED-certified buildings in the DC Metro area.

The purpose of Vornado’s Green Fair is to educate its engineering department and property managers on the latest sustainability practices. At our booth, we were able to share the sustainable options that we have to offer for commercial landscaping— organic plant health care, use of beneficial insects, rainwater collection, use of native plants, and low flow irrigation systems equipped with smart controllers, which are great for companies that wish to incorporate green

The native plants we raffled off and had on display included: Callicarpa diich. (Early Amethyst), Clethra alnifolia (Sixteen Candles), Aquilegia Canadensis (Little Lanterns), Heuchera Sanuinea (Snow Angel), Oenothera Speciosa (Siskiyou), Amsonia Tab (Blue Ice), Baptisia Australis, Calamagrastis X (Karl Forester), Eragrostis Spectablis, and Coreopsis Vert (Moonbeam)— all are great for sustainable landscaping. practices in their landscape management plan.

 Earth Day & the National Association of Landscape Professionals Day of Service

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In celebration of Earth Day and the National Association of Landscape Professionals Day of Service, Chapel Valley Landscape Company teamed up with the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), to clean up and install plantings at the Buchanan Gardens Apartments located in Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday, April 22nd.

The annual NALP Day of Service is a grassroots event that allows lawn and landscape professionals to organize volunteer projects which beautify the ground of schools, parks, playgrounds, senior centers, shelters, and anywhere that people enjoy green spaces. It is a great opportunity to show the community their professionalism and commitment to the industry.

The APAH is the only nonprofit affordable housing developer working exclusively in Arlington County. Their mission is to develop, preserve, own, and advocate for quality affordable housing in Arlington, and to promote an opportunity for their residents through partnerships and programs.

 Blossoms of Hope Golf Tournament

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On April 24th, Chapel Valley participated in the “PINK GREENS” Golf Classic, a fundraising tournament for BLOSSOMS OF HOPE—the Howard County cherry tree project in support of the Caludia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital.

 The CAI Annual Conference and Exposition

For the first time, Chapel Valley is exhibiting at the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition—this is a national event, held at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, from April 29th-May 2nd. Our presence at the conference will give us the opportunity to meet and network with community association peers.

At the conference, we will share our latest innovative practices and future plans for growth with community managers, management company executives, and community association homeowner leaders. Our goal is to find partners who want to grow into new markets while maintaining an excellent commitment to quality and customer service.