Environmental Facility Certification Program
STMA is officially launching its Environmental Facility Certification Program, and we invite you to participate. There is no
cost to complete the assessment.
It was developed to help document the environmental stewardship of STMA members and is awarded to the facility. The program involves an electronic assessment, which you can take from any computer or smart device, find the link below. Be sure to read the instructions first.
“We decided that we were going to pursue this environmental certification when it was announced at the STMA Conference in San Diego. Once the application was available in June we quickly worked to get the application submitted. We felt it was important to show our commitment to the environment.” – Zach Holm
Congratulations to those Sports Turf Managers who Achieved Environmental Facility Certification!
Zach Holm & Team, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ; Red Bull Training Facility, East Hanover, NJ
Elliott Josephson, Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Ankeny, IA
Scott Stevens, CSFM, Elon University Sports Complex, Elon, NC
Ken Edwards, CSFM, The Gulfport SportsPlex, Gulfport, MS
Bruce Suddeth, USC Upstate Soccer Complex, Spartanburg, SC
John Cogdill, Pleasant View Sports Complex, Boulder, CO
Israel Hinojosa, Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Paul Burgess, Ciudad Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Spain
Abby McNeal, CSFM, Ruby Hill Park, Denver, CO
Travis Stephen, Longfellow Park, Park District of Oak Park, IL
Brian Winka, CSFM, Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, MO
Nick Baker, CHS Field at the St. Paul Saints Baseball Club, St. Paul, MN
Jason Koester, Grinnell College Athletic Fields, Grinnell, IA
Peter Ashe, CSFM, University of North Carolina Greensboro Sports Turf Groundscare Center, Greensboro, NC
Edward Hall, Allen Pond Park, City of Bowie, Bowie, MD
Joshua DeJong, Platte Valley Schools, Kersey, CO
After you have completed the assessment, STMA will score it. If you have achieved 80 percent compliance on each of the 10 sections, you will be notified that you passed. The next step is to engage an attester who can do a walk-through of the facility with you to validate your environmental practices. STMA will provide an electronic assessment form to the attester. If the attester verifies your practices, the facility will be designated an STMA Certified Facility for Environmentally Responsible Management. You can choose recognition for your facility through a plaque or a banner. A $100 fee will be charged once your facility achieves certification, which includes the recognition materials.
If you do not achieve the 80 percent passing score, you have one year to re-assess the sections that you did not pass. Certification is valid for three years; after that the process will need to be repeated. If a sports turf manager leaves a facility, the facility still maintains its certification until the end of the three-year period.
If you are an attester, you will receive an emailed link to complete the attester survey. Click here to review the attester responsibilities.
Please call STMA Headquarters with questions, 800-323-3875. Good luck!