Government Relations and BMP

The VGCSA monitors legislative issues that affect members and the industry, and appoints task forces to act when necessary. The VGCSA also is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Golf Council, which creates collaboration and action among the leading golf organizations in Virginia and Maryland, including the regional chapters of the Club Managers Association of America, the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, the Virginia State Golf Association, the Maryland State Golf Association, NGCOA Mid-Atlantic, the Mid-Atlantic GCSA, the Eastern Shore GCSA, the Middle Atlantic Golf Association and the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association

L-R: Scott Mauldin, CGCS, Mark Cote (VGCSA President), Pete Stephens, CGCS (VGCSA Govt. Relations Chairman)

Click Here to Visit the Virginia DCR website

Click Here to view the VA Agriculture Board's Pollinator Protection Plan

Official DCR List of Nutrient Management Planners with grant access  - click here

DON'T BREAK THE LAW!
Get Your Nutrient Management Plan Complete

It's Easy and Grants are Available!

Must Be Completed By July 1, 2017

As you may know, July 1, 2017, is the deadline for all golf courses in Virginia to have a certified Nutrient Management Plan for their Course.  The state has approved a grant program to assist courses with complying with this regulation which is allotted on a $10/acre schedule but, each contractor sets their own fee.

The process to complete your NMP is easy and not as costly as you would think.  Having a plan shows the community that golf courses are conscious of the environment and actively taking steps towards protecting it. Additionally, those courses without plans submitted for approval within 90 days of the deadline are subject to a monetary civil penalty by the DCR. So, please get your plans submitted ASAP.

Many of you have already completed your plan, thank you.  Please communicate with your fellow members on how the process was handled at your facility.

Click here for a current list of contractors. If you have any questions about the grant or your course's eligibility, or the NMP process, contact Chantel Wilson, DCR's Urban Nutrient Management Specialist.  chantel.wilson@dcrvirginia.com / 804-887-8917

Click here for a sample Nutrient Management Plan.

Best Management Practices Program: click here for details

BMP Committee discussion (L-R): Walter Montross, Cutler Robinson, Dick Fisher, Jeff Snyder, Christian Sain, Peter McDonough

BMP Report Now Published - Click Here

State Plan to Reduce Risk to Pollinators - Click Here for Draft

2017 GCSAA Priority Issues - Click Here for Agenda

Virginia's Golf Economy - Click Here for Executive Summary, Click Here for Full Report

WE ARE GOLF is a coalition of golf's leading organizations working together to communicate the game's economic, charitable, environmental and fitness benefits to Congressional leaders.

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