Environmental Certification Program: Version 3.0

The SFMA Environmental Committee is working on version 3.0 of the facility certification program. It should be ready for testing in early 2020 with a full-scale roll-out in late spring or early summer. This version has an additional section: Managed Landscape and Open Space, bringing the total to 11 areas of assessment. However, if a sports field manager does not have responsibility for landscape or open space areas, he or she will not be penalized and can still pursue Environmental Facility Certification.

Certification is valid for three years, and the program is currently in the process of recertifying those who attained it in 2016. To-date, four facilities have been recertified. They are:

  • USC Upstate Soccer Complex, Bruce Suddeth, CSFM
  • Red Bull Arena, Zachary Holm, CSFM
  • Red Bull Training Facility, Zachary Holm, CSFM
  • Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Elliott Josephson

The Environmental Committee is chaired by Vickie Wallace and its members include Zachary Holm, CSFM, David Gerken, Blair Elliot, Richard Calarco, CSFM, Kevin Mercer, CSFM, Eric Harshman, Jim Cornelius, CSFM and Jeremy Husen.