Environmental Facility Certification Program

STMA has issued version 2.0 of 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!

 Allen Pond Park, Edward Hall, City of Bowie, Bowie, MD

 Celebration Park, Kim Spearman & Team, City of Allen, Allen, TX

 Champion Field, Dean Pearson, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

 Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, Brian Winka, CSFM, Chesterfield, MO

 CHS Field at the St. Paul Saints Baseball Club, Nick Baker, St. Paul, MN

 Ciudad Real Madrid, Paul Burgess, Madrid, Spain

 Elon University Sports Complex, Scott Stevens, CSFM, Elon, NC

 Greens Farms Academy, Tom Barry, Westport, CT

 Grinnell College Athletic Fields, Jason Koester, Grinnell, IA

 Longfellow Park, Travis Stephen, Park District of Oak Park, IL 

 Minute Maid Park, Israel Hinojosa, Houston, TX

 Peoria Sports Complex, Al Siebert & Brandon Putman, Peoria, AZ

 Pioneer Community Park, Chris Bolender, Peoria, AZ

 Platte Valley Schools, Joshua DeJong, Kersey, CO

 Pleasant View Sports Complex, John Cogdill, Boulder, CO

 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Elliott Josephson, Ankeny, IA

 Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Paul Burgess, Madrid, Spain

 Red Bull Arena, Zach Holm & Team, Harrison, NJ

 Red Bull Training Facility, Zach Holm & Team, Harrison, NJ

 Rio Vista Park, Chris Bolender, Peoria, AZ

 Ruby Hill Park, Abby McNeal, CSFM, Denver, CO

 The Gulfport SportsPlex, Ken Edwards, CSFM, Gulfport, MS

 University of Michigan Soccer Complex, Anthony Pell, CSFM, Ann Arbor, MI

 University of Nebraska Hibner Soccer and Tennis Center, Jared Hertzel and Blake Nelson, Lincoln, NE

 University of North Carolina Greensboro Sports Turf Groundscare Center, Peter Ashe, CSFM, Greensboro, NC

 USC Upstate Soccer Complex, Bruce Suddeth, Spartanburg, SC 

 Vanderbilt Athletic Complex, Ryan Storey, CSFM, Nashville, TN

 Waukegan SportsPark, Noel Brusius, CSFM, Waukegan, IL



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.

Read Instructions here
To access the assessment tool, click here.
Not sure you are ready to take the assessment? Check out the questions here

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!

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