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Golf Course Superintendents Get New Green Tools

Posted by Pete Jalajas on Dec. 09, 2009 19:12
December 8, 2009
Contact: Tom Calabrese, (503) 799-8011

Portland, OR – GreenGolfUSA has announced the availability of Versions 1.0 of its IPM Plan development tool and the BMP Generator that help golf course superintendents create operational and environmental stewardship documentation for golf courses. EnviroLogic Resources, Inc., a Portland, Oregon, consulting firm with a long list of golf-course clients, launched www.GreenGolfUSA.com to help the golf industry in its efforts to go green.

More ... 20091208_PressReleaseGreenGolfUSA.pdf (94.38 Kb)

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Chesapeake Bay "Pollution Diet"

Posted by Tom Calabrese on Oct. 29, 2009 16:49
The EPA will be holding a series of public meetings to discuss the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay. EPA is scheduled to hold 14 public meetings throughout the watershed’s six states – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New York – and the District of Columbia from early November through mid-December 2009.

You can view the press release from EPA here to find a meeting near you: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/4BE69965136A61078525765B0063D2B9

The USEPA Chesapeake Bay page is here: www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl.

Each of the states that are in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have identified water quality limited streams and developed (or are developing) TMDLs for those water bodies. The Chesapeake Bay TMDL is different and will be developed by EPA. The loads specified in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL may not be the same as those for an individual streams or rivers flowing to the Bay - they could be more or less stringent depending on the condition of the individual stream and the TMDL developed by the state.

It is likely that nutrients will be the focus of the Bay TMDL. As such, your compliance documents will likely be your IPM Plan and documented BMPs, which you can get at GreenGolfUSA!

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Olympic Golf!

Posted by Tom Calabrese on Oct. 09, 2009 14:42
Golf will be an Olympic sport again in 2016 - 112 years after its last Olympic appearance.

GreenGolfUSA has been visited over a dozen times by Brazilians. Don't let the name fool you, we are truly international. Time to brush up on those South American insects!

Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091009/ap_on_sp_ol/oly_ioc_new_sports_10

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Upcoming NPDES Permit for Aquatic Applications of Pesticides

Posted by Tom Calabrese on Oct. 08, 2009 12:00
After sitting through USEPA's webinar on the upcoming NPDES permit for pesticide applications in, over, or NEAR waters of the US, its clear that IPM Plans like the one you can get at GreenGolfUSA will be the standard for demonstrating compliance with Technology-Based Effluent Limits. BMP documentation will also be a part of the TBEL in the permit.

Its not clear what is meant by NEAR waters of the US as yet. USEPA will be issuing a draft General NPDES permit for public comment by April 2010. Permits will be required by April 2011. USEPA is currently considering six (6) scenarios for these Genreal permits. A golf course management scenario is not included, but aquatic pesticide applications to lakes and ponds will require permits.

We'll keep you up to date as information becomes available!


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New GreenGolf USA Feature: Request a Quote for Water Quality Monitoring

Posted by Pete Jalajas on Sept. 23, 2008 14:50
Today we announce the availability of the Request a Quote for Water Quality Monitoring feature of GreenGolf USA. Available to users registered on the site, this tool provides a convenient way for clients to request water quality sampling events.

Click here for more info.

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