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The Northeast Voluntary Turf Fertilizer Initiative

Meetings

To develop regional guidelines, NEIWPCC and its partners hosted a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss the issues surrounding turf fertilizer, application practices, nutrient pollution, and outreach and education on these topics with industry and non-industry stakeholders.  The meetings allowed the stakeholders in attendance to give crucial feedback on early draft guidelines.  All stakeholder meetings were open to the public to observe and provide general comment, but the targeted audiences for each meeting are the “key participants” noted below.

Completed Meetings:

Stakeholder Meeting 4
Regional Water Smart Guidelines for the Use of Turf Fertilizer
Key participants: Municipalities (both grounds keeping and stormwater management programs are encouraged to attend), lawn care professionals and associated trade organizations, watershed groups and other NGOs, university extensions, fertilizer retailers, sports turf managers, homeowners associations, NEIWPCC/state/EPA workgroup
Date: March 26, 2013, 12:30 – 4:00PM
Location: NH DES Regional Office, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Summary: Combined Summary for Meetings 3 & 4

Stakeholder Meeting 3
Topic: Regional Water Smart Guidelines for the Use of Turf Fertilizer
Key participants: Municipalities (both grounds keeping and stormwater management program staff are encouraged to attend), lawn care professionals and associated trade organizations, watershed groups and other NGOs, university extensions, fertilizer retailers, sports turf managers, homeowners associations, NEIWPCC/state/EPA workgroup
Date: March 12, 2013, 12:30 – 4:00PM
Location: Save the Bay Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Summary: Combined Summary for Meetings 3 & 4

Stakeholder Meeting 2
Topic: Formulation and labeling of natural, organic and biosolid based turf fertilizers sold at retail
Key participants: Fertilizer manufacturers, biosolids processors, NEIWPCC/state/EPA workgroup
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Memorial Hall (first floor), EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA
Summary: Summary of Meeting 2

Stakeholder Meeting 1
Topic: Formulation and labeling of synthetic turf fertilizers sold at retail
Key participants: Fertilizer manufacturers, NEIWPCC/state/EPA workgroup
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Memorial Hall (first floor), EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA
Summary: Summary of Meeting 1

 

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