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Turf management workshop set Sept. 24

BAXTER—Property managers, private maintenance companies, schools and parks departments are invited to attend a workshop on how to better manage turf grass that will reduce costs, save time and keep area lakes and rivers healthy.

The workshop will be 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24, at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter.

The workshop is co-presented by Fortin Consulting Inc., turfgrass experts, and maintenance professionals. Certification offered for Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Level I Turfgrass Maintenance for attendees. Certified individuals will be listed on the MPCA's website.

Training topics include:

• Equipment calibration,

• Selection and application of fertilizers,

• Mowing techniques,

• Pesticide application tips,

• Environmental effects,

• Best practices for turfgrass management, and

• Legal issues and additional resources

Workshop cost is $15 per person and includes a copy of Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts manual, refreshments and lunch.

Funding for these workshops is provided by MPCA through a grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund and Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District.

Registration deadline is Sept. 20. Mail the registration form and $15 payment to: Crow Wing SWCD, 322 Laurel St., Suite 22, Brainerd, MN 56401.

Contact Tasha Lauer via email or phone 218-828-6197.

Payment will also be taken the day of the workshop. The organizations ask participants to register before, so they can get a count for lunch.