I was just trying to figure out how many LMA members we have in our area, and how many have even heard of the LMA? The reason I bring this up is because Pinellas county recently passed an ordinance requiring all lawn and landscape companies and all employees to take a class, pass a test and become BMP certified to help protect the environment they say. In the past two days I have witnessed a homeowner blowing leaves off his lawn and into the street, a guy operating out of the back of a pickup truck hurricane cut palms leaving about 2 branches, and another homeowner empty the remaining roundup from his sprayer directly into the gutter. Why are the homeowners given a pass and allowed to purchase and use chemicals incorrectly if the environment if truly the focus of this ordinance? I'm also pretty sure the weekend warrior landscape companies have no idea about the BMP ordinance, nor will they ever be stopped and checked. It's time we join an organization who will look out for the professional companies. If we band together we can stop these stupid ordinances and those yet to come. How many are interested in finding out about the LMA? I am considering putting together a small meeting and trying to get the director to come out and speak.