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Project EverGreen announces winner of “Our Winning Green Space” contest

September 25, 2019  - By

Project EverGreen named Louisa County School District, located in central Virginia, as the recipient of its “Our Winning Green Space” contest.

The district received an Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower package. The district will also receive an athletic field renovation.

Louisa County School District was nominated by Logan Horne, who returned to his hometown to teach turf management at Louisa County H.S. and oversee the care and maintenance of the district’s athletic fields and grounds.

Horne manages four athletic fields, about 15 acres of landscape, 2.4 miles of walking trails and beehives. Students in the district actively maintain and have developed ideas to enhance the grounds including building and installing benches, clearing trails and helping to build an outdoor classroom.

In his nomination, Horne noted at least one high school turf student goes into a career in sports turf management thanks to the hands-on opportunities at Louisa County School District.

“Turf management is a unique program. Some kids would rather work outside, and it’s a great career opportunity,” Horne says. “The kids love it. We have a very proud school and a lot of passion.”

“Our Winning Green Space” contest is sponsored by Project EverGreen in partnership with Exmark Manufacturingthe Sports Turf Managers Association and The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone.

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