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Life Remodeled Nonprofit breaks ground on
Detroit school’s new football field

Detroit Lions to donate goal posts
Nonprofit organization Life Remodeled broke ground on construction of a new football field for Detroit's Cody High School on July 11. The Detroit Lions will donate goal posts as part of a plan by Life Remodeled to renovate the school and its surrounding neighborhood this summer.
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STMA, Toro award three students with scholarship
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and The Toro Co. are honoring three students with the Dr. James R. Watson Legacy Scholarship. The award is a special, one-time scholarship funded by The Toro Giving Program in celebration of the company’s centennial this month as well as STMA’s SAFE Foundation.
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Pantum Natural grass sports fields
offer a winning pitch

By Jim Novak
How do natural turfgrass sports fields measure up to artificial turf fields? Take a look at the set-up, results and conclusions of recent independent research on the environmental impact of grass sports fields.
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Haven for Hope STC to donate soccer field to
Haven for Hope at annual meeting

By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) is donating a 16,200-square-foot soccer field to the children and families of Haven for Hope at its annual membership meeting Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 in San Antonio. STC’s member companies donated materials and labor to fund the community service project.
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NJLCA New Jersey landscape association renovates little league field
Members from the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) teamed up to renovate the Charles Mastik Memorial Field July 11-12 in Little Ferry, N.J. The community field had not been maintained well and was flooded during Hurricane Sandy.
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Georgia wake park installs HydroTurf on banks, shorelines
Terminus, a cable-pulled wake park at LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center Complex in Emerson, Ga., installed a HydroTurf system by Watershed Geosynthetics. The synthetic turf system was installed around the banks and shorelines.
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Postal worker revives field where Tiger Stadium once stood
Mitch Albom’s Heart of Detroit segment for WDIV Detroit covers a story of a man who revived Tiger Stadium, where the Detroit Tigers played until 1999. Watch the story of how one man created the Navin Field Crew to maintain the field and clean up the area every Sunday.
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TTII PERC partners with
Audubon International

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) partnered with environmental nonprofit Audubon International to advance the use of clean, low-emission propane equipment. PERC joins Audubon International as a sponsor of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
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9 states, 5 cities declare July as Smart Irrigation Month
Nine states and five municipalities joined Colorado, Louisiana, and the city and county of Denver in officially recognizing July as Smart Irrigation Month. Smart Irrigation Month is an industry-wide initiative to increase public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency during summer’s peak demand.
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Bayer names Darrin Batisky North American sales manager
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, appointed Darrin Batisky to area sales manager for the North American turf and ornamentals business. In his new role, Batisky is responsible for the growth and maintenance of user relationships and initiating buyer opportunities.
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Arysta Arysta LifeScience: XONERATE
XONERATE Herbicide, from Arysta LifeScience, manages and eliminates Poa annua. Research shows it is up to 90 percent effective in controlling Poa annua. Upon treatment, results may be seen within three to four weeks.
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