BonVoyage Magazine (A digital publication in Boston) wrote an article for their "Hidden Gem" section on SLS! They interviewed our Operations Manager, Andrew J. Langlois, for the feature. Follow the link below to read the article.
Joe Szcechowicz and Danielle Lees recently visited Washington D.C. to participate in the Renewal & Remembrance Event.
An article was featured about the event with quotes from both Joe and Danielle! Follow the link below to read the article.
SLS AND RVC NURTURING THE NATURALIST IN KIDS WITH TREE PLANTING ON ARBOR DAY
Newburyport, April 14th, 2017 - This Arbor Day, SLS is honoring the holiday by donating two trees to a local school.
River Valley Charter School in Newburyport was chosen as the recipient of the donation by SLS due to the school’s philosophy, which puts great importance on the earth and protecting its resources, and for the participation of their students in similar projects. “We thought the kids at RVC would really enjoy this kind of project which also aligns with the involvement we want within our communities.” - Sally Steeves, SLS - Marketing
On Friday, April 28th, SLS will join some of the middle school students of RVC to plant two trees on the school’s property. Middle school teacher, Colin Vandenburgh, along with Sasha Pilyavskiy and Kevin Szczechowicz of SLS will educate the kids on planting the trees and how to care for them. SLS will also be sending eight kids home with their own saplings to plant.
"As a school and a middle school staff, we are always looking for ways in which we can authentically engage our students in their community and their learning. River Valley Charter School as a whole is committed to "place-based education," where we ask our students to focus on the rich history, culture and ecology of the Merrimack River Valley. Through this approach, we hope that we can develop a strong sense of appreciation and stewardship in our students, and that they might carry that forward in their lives. Hopefully they'll subscribe to the idea that it's important to value and take care of our world when it's their turn to lead." – Colin Vandenburgh
Whenever SLS Landscape Design & Development has the opportunity to be involved with their community they are delighted, especially when it combines children and nature. This just might have to be an annual tradition!
SLS Landscape Design & Development was founded in 1975 by Joe Szczechowicz. His love and passion for nature and the landscape has grown into a full service landscaping company out of Rowley, MA. The team at SLS boasts highly experienced and educated Designers, Horticulturists and of course, Arborists. Learn more about SLS at www.sls-landcapes.com.
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At the end of the summer, SLS was contacted by the Triton Regional School District to help with a landscape design for the entrance to the new Triton Memorial Field at Institution for Savings Stadium. We were honored to have this opportunity and were delighted to bestow our services along with a preferred vendor Martignetti Enterprises of Amesbury, and fellow landscape professional Jim Ziolkowski, owner of Environmental Landscape Management of Danvers.
After much discussion the final design was to use four pathways that would converge on a center circular node all paved with brick pavers. Future plans for this garden include flowering trees and perennials to be installed in the spring of 2017. The design included areas for granite benches that are future amenities to be installed as part of continued fundraising efforts. Philanthropists (like yourselves) purchased these pavers through donations to fund the efforts of the Triton Education Foundation. The names of the donors and/or a message were inscribed either onto a 4x8 or 8x8 brick paver unit. The stadium is absolutely beautiful and we were delighted to participate in such a historic endeavor for the Triton District.
A tremendous amount of credit is due to the Triton Education Foundation, their fundraising efforts generated over $20,000!! We would like to extend our gratitude to the ‘TEF’ for carrying out a principal duty for all of humanity; PROVIDE A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN.
“The Triton Education Foundation (TEF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, is committed to supporting and enhancing the educational experience of all students in Triton schools in the three towns of Newbury, Rowley and Salisbury”
We had a write up in the Newburport Daily News! SLS installed trees on Green Street in Newburyport as part of the Community Preservation Act! Click here for the full story!
WE WON GOLD BY WICKED LOCAL, READER'S CHOICE AWARD! REGIONAL FAVORITE FOR LANDSCAPERS!
Kevin speaking with the kids about the best way to measure an area to plant a tree.