Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program


This program is intended to organize efforts of state agencies, Michigan State University (MSU), and environmental advocacy groups to advance the environmental stewardship of the Turfgrass industry and to recognize environmental achievements. This program is based around 12 modules that need to be completed for certification. Once completed a site visit is conducted to verify all items are completed by a trained MTESP Stewardship Specialist.


7113 Demerly Road, Benzonia, MI 49616


Michigan's turfgrass industry, state agencies, environmental advocacy groups.


The program was developed at MSU with support from the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation (MTF), Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MiGCSA), Golf Association of Michigan (GAM), Michigan Golf Course Owners Association (MGCOA), Michigan PGA Section (PGA), Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association (MiSTMA), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The Michigan Water Stewardship Program provides the base funding to develop and operate the program.

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