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Disinfecting sports fields

June 4, 2020

With the public restless to get back to recreational activities, safety concerns about the presence of coronavirus on athletic surfaces have been brought to the attention of sports field managers. This

NCS4 COVID-19 task force publishes first Considerations

June 4, 2020

As the world continues to learn from the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, NCS4 has not issued the traditional best practice takeaways as its focus has been similarly understanding

STRI launches Project Pathfinder

June 4, 2020

STRI announced the launch of “Project Pathfinder,” which forms part of the UK Government’s emergency COVID-19 innovation strategy. The project will provide sports facilities and green spaces, affected by the COVID-19

OSHA revises enforcement guidance for recording cases of COVID-19

June 4, 2020

Back in April, OSHA relaxed its guidelines on recording cases of COVID-19 due to the difficulty of determining if it was contracted at the workplace. According to the National Association

STMA Founder Dick Ericson passes

June 1, 2020

Dick Ericson, one of STMA’s founders, passed away on Sun., May 17 in Minneapolis. Ericson was one of the four founders of STMA, and STMA’s first president from 1981-1982. He

STMA Parks and Rec and K-12 Town Hall meeting (video)

June 1, 2020

STMA has been hosting interactive Town Hall meetings via Zoom to share how sports field managers are setting their fields up for success in the future. These sessions offer brief presentations

2020 Irrigation Show announcement

June 1, 2020

The Irrigation Association (IA) issued a statement June 1 regarding the status of the 2020 Irrigation Show.  It is with both regret and optimism that we write today to announce the

Disinfecting Sports Fields – Natural Grass and Synthetic Turf

June 1, 2020

With the public restless to get back to recreational activities, safety concerns about the presence of coronavirus on athletic surfaces have been brought to the attention of sports field managers.

2021 Election Slate is Underway

June 1, 2020

Next month, you will receive a link to the form to indicate your interest in board service for 2021. The Nominating Committee encourages all members to consider board service. The

2nd Edition of Route to Recovery Guide in Progress

June 1, 2020

Sports Field Management 2nd Edition to the Route to Recovery Guide is being digitized and will be released the week of June 8. Included in this guide is the Playing