BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge blocks WOTUS rule
The day before dramatic changes to the Clean Water Rule were set to go into effect, a federal judge in North Dakota found that 13 states suing to block the rule met the conditions necessary for a preliminary injunction on Thursday. GCSAA will continue to monitor the situation.
Helland hire bolsters GCSAA advocacy efforts
Robert Helland, who has served as GCSAA's Washington-based federal lobbyist with the law firm Reed Smith LLC for the past 10 years, will be joining GCSAA as director of congressional and federal affairs, and work full time out of the Washington, D.C., area.
With the addition of Robert Helland to the GCSAA staff, the association is increasing its communications with policymakers, both in Washington, D.C., and adding support to the Grassroots Ambassadors program. We will have more coverage of our efforts in the coming months, including feature material in
GCM and wider coverage through our media partners.
2015 ELGA applications now open
You can't win if you don't apply! Take time to submit your GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards application before Oct. 1, 2015. Presented in partnership with Syngenta and Rain Bird, the ELGAs recognize superintendents and golf courses for their commitment to environmental stewardship.
Nominations open for the Edwin Budding Award
The Edwin Budding Award, named in honor of the inventor of the lawnmower, is presented in partnership with Ransomes/Jacobsen. This award is given to equipment managers and related innovators, technicians, educators and engineers who have made a significant impact in the golf and turf business.