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Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

A maintenance worker using a trimmer to cut grass.

This class is FREE and includes coffee, lunch, training materials, and the opportunity to get certified! Register for the August 3, 2016 class today before spots run out!

Event Details

This training offers information about best practices for managing turfgrass (mowing, seeding, fertilizer and pesticide application, and more). These practices will help you save money, time, and the environment! An optional test is offered at the end of the workshop to earn Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Level I Certification in Turfgrass Maintenance Best Practices. Certified individuals are listed on both the MPCA and MWMO websites. For more information visit the MWMO website.

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Who Should Attend

  • Private Maintenance Companies
  • Property Managers
  • Schools
  • Park Departments

Training Topics

  • Equipment calibration
  • Selection and application of fertilizers
  • Mowing Techniques
  • Weed control application tips
  • Best practices aeration
  • Legal issues and additional resources
  • Environmental effects

Training Materials Provided

Manual “Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts” and a Quick Reference Matrix


Car-pooling is encouraged! Drivers please use free, on-street parking (along Marshall Street and in the surrounding neighborhood). Parking is not allowed in the Tony Jaros parking lot or in nearby businesses’ lots. See the parking map.

Funding for these workshops is provided by MPCA through a grant from US EPA, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund, and matches from local partners. The course and materials were developed for the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization by Fortin Consulting, Inc. Content was created and reviewed through extensive collaboration with local experts.


MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center
2522 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418-3329 United States
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