Your Action is Needed

Submitted by CAGCS on Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:51.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to with a legislator in his office. He said that he never receives any correspondence from the pro-pesticide people and he said that it makes it difficult to vote against the environmentalist bills. I would like to ask that this no longer be the case. I would ask you to make a call the week of April 20th to the legislators where you work and where you live.

You can go to http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp and get your legislators contact information.

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Nutrient Use and Management Practices Survey

Submitted by CAGCS on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:32.
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April 7, 2015

Dear Fellow Members of the Connecticut Association of GCA,

Last November, GCSAA's Board of Directors individually asked for superintendents' help to collect much needed water management data for our important initiative the Golf Course Environmental Profile (GCEP) and we want to thank everyone who completed that survey. Today, I am asking for your help with the nutrient use and management practices survey, our second survey in this series, by completing it by April 17.

Please remember your participation in the GCEP and the nutrient use and management practices survey is vitally and equally important as the water use survey. The GCEP benefits not only you and your facility, but also the golf course management industry as a whole.

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Understanding the Value of Voluntary Environmental Programs in Golf

Submitted by CAGCS on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:31.
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This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.

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Audubon International and e-par USA share important mission themes – making golf courses more safe, enjoyable, and environmentally friendly. Each organization works with golf and club professionals to influence and improve golf course management on behalf of the natural environmental and the people playing within that natural environment that the golf course offers. This session will demystify what each organization does, as well as describing the value and benefits that golf course superintendents can realize by working with each organization. The shared goal of this session is to serve golf better by ensuring the audience understands what is available, how to make good choices to fit their facilities' needs, and ultimately, to invite broader stakeholder acceptance to the role golf can play in protecting the environment in communities across the country.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April Meeting Notice

Submitted by CAGCS on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:39.
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Ellington Ridge Country Club
Monday, April 27, 2015

Allen Semprebon | Bio
Host Superintendent

Deadline For Reservations:
April 20, 2015

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Bill 970 – Members of Planning and Development

Submitted by CAGCS on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:36.

Dear CAGCS Members,

Please take action on this Bill.

The CSGA has supported a Bill that would very friendly to golf courses in Connecticut.

This is one of those rare moments where we would like to support legislation versus defeating legislation. This bill would recognize golf courses as open space and potentially lower you properties local tax bill. This is a positive step to recognize golf as open space and to allow for some tax relief.

I have included a list of committee members and talking points. Please use these and reach out to contact these folks. It is especially important if you see one of your elected officials on this list to let your opinion be known.

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