Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award open for nominations
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award. 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. Applications are due by Aug. 31. Winners will receive the DSAs at the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego in February.
Full house vote on WOTUS bill rescheduled; expected next week
There's still time. Please urge your U.S. representative to vote "yes" on H.R. 1732 when it comes to a full vote in the House next week. The bill would require the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the regulatory WOTUS proposal within 30 days of enactment of the bill.
Take action: Senate introduces bill to stop WOTUS rule
Last Thursday, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140) was introduced in the Senate regarding the EPA's and the Corps of Engineers' attempt to expand the definition of the "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS). 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.