GLRPPR Sector Resource: Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program
Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program
The Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program is intended to organize efforts of the turfgrass industry, state agencies, Michigan State University (MSU), and environmental advocacy groups to advance the environmental stewardship of the turfgrass industry and to recognize environmental achievements. The program was developed at MSU with support from the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, Golf Association of Michigan, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Department of Agriculture. Over the past seven years, the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program has provided the base funding to develop the program. The mission of the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program is: to advance the environmental stewardship of Michigan's golf industry by increasing the awareness an understanding of Michigan's environmental resources, the potential impacts of golf turf management, and elevate the level of pollution protection; to enhance fish and wildlife habitat, indigenous vegetation, and protect water resources with buffer zones on golf course properties; to clearly identify environmental laws and regulations and advance the compliance of the golf turf industry; to engage the golf industry, regulatory agencies, MSU, and environmental citizen groups in productive communication; and to recognize, promote, and award environmental stewardship achievements. Website includes a searchable directory of member golf courses in the state of Michigan.
Michigan State University
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