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    Submit DSA nominations by Aug. 31
    Nominations for the 2015 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award are due Aug. 31. The award recognizes an individual or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the golf course superintendent's profession. Individuals must be nominated by a GCSAA member, an affiliated chapter or a qualified golf association. Winners will receive their DSAs at the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego in February.

    Update on Member Standards
    GCSAA President John J. O’Keefe, CGCS, shares the latest information on the Member Standards proposal. The GCSAA Board of Directors has revised the proposal after receiving input from many constituents over the past few months, beginning with the Chapter Delegates Meeting last October and carrying through the recent Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.

    GCSAA awards grants of $26,500 to nine local chapters for promotional outreach efforts
    Nine GCSAA chapters have been awarded 2015 GCSAA Chapter Outreach grants: Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana-Mississippi, Nebraska, Ontario, Virginia, Michigan and Western Washington.

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GCSAA advocates on your behalf at the local, state and national levels of government. Plus, we can help you take action in your region.

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Visit Government Relations Online for access to critical and relevant advocacy and compliance information and resources. Learn more about legislative and regulatory issues impacting your facility, join the GCSAA Grassroots Network and volunteer to serve as a GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador.

GCSAA Government Relations Quarterly Briefings – updates on what is going on in Congress and advocacy activities impacting the association and its members. Listen to past briefings.  

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Senate committees to hold WOTUS hearings
The Senate Small Business Committee and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have scheduled hearings today regarding The Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140) regarding the EPA and Corps of Engineers’ attempt to expand the definition of the "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. You can still take action. Use GCSAA's action alert to help push for passage of S. 1140, which if passed would withdraw the current proposed rule and restart the full rulemaking process to develop a new rule in consultation with stakeholders, state partners and regulated entities.

NPDES pesticide permit fix bill advances in House
On March 19, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 897, a bill to eliminate the need for a Clean Water Act NPDES permit for aquatic pesticide applications.

GCSAA seeks Grassroots Ambassadors
GCSAA is taking its government relations efforts to the next level with GCSAA Grassroots Ambassadors. The goal is to match a member of GCSAA with each member of Congress, and to build strong relationships between them. The program will establish a network of committed volunteers to serve as the “go-to” people for lawmakers and their staff on golf course management issues.

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