TAG: Sports Turf Managers Association

Project EverGreen names Clinton, N.C., parks department newest green space contest winner

March 7, 2018By

Project EverGreen, in partnership with Exmark Manufacturing and the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), named the Parks & Recreation Department of Clinton, N.C., the winner of the “Our Winning Green Spaces” contest. The contest gave municipal parks, recreation and public works departments and nonprofit entities a chance to win an Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower package—valued at $15,000—and a renovation... read more

Project EverGreen assists Detroit-based nonprofit

October 6, 2017By

Project EverGreen, the Cleveland-based nonprofit that works to raise awareness about the benefits of green space and often renovates green spaces in urban areas, made good on its promise to assist the winners of its “Our Winning Green Space Contest.” The lucky Detroit-based nonprofits are In Memory Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization. “We entered on a lark, hoped for... read more

Project EverGreen, Exmark and STMA name green space contest winner

February 7, 2017By

Project EverGreen, in partnership with Exmark Manufacturing, the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), named a winner of the inaugural “Our Winning Green Space” contest. The winner is In Memory of Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization in Detroit. These two nonprofit organizations, headed by Joe and Barb Matney, work... read more

Turfgrass industry veteran James McAfee passes away

February 6, 2015By

James Andrew McAfee passed away Jan. 31 in Richardson, Texas, after a lengthy battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born Jan. 22, 1945 in Edinburg, Texas, McAfee left quite a footprint in the turfgrass industry, working for 40 years in the industry and finishing his career as an associate professor and turfgrass specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Research Center in... read more

Project EverGreen initiative combats childhood obesity

September 18, 2014By

Project EverGreen turned the tables on the trend of childhood obesity with the launch of its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative, a collaboration with the Sports Turf Managers Association and the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance. The initiative was created to restore and revitalize green spaces such as sports fields and parks for kids to play, exercise and connect—ultimately working against... read more

Are sweeping pesticide bans justified for youth sports fields?

July 19, 2012By

By: Ron Hall There’s growing public concern about the use of pesticides on youth sports fields. This concern focuses on the alleged negative health affects that pesticides pose to young athletes. As a result, Connecticut and New York have passed laws severely restricting the use of synthetic pesticides on school grounds. New Jersey will likely soon pass a similar law. An... read more