The Institute: Hot Topics

SFMA is committed to be the go-to resource for fact-based information. Within the Hot Topics Section of The Institute, members will be able to access links to various resources regarding the current Hot Topic. Providing quick-access to tools that can help you navigate and make educated decisions.

Current Hot Topic: Legislation Affecting Synthetic Turf

There is current legislation in Connecticut attempting to ban the state or its municipalities from purchasing and using synthetic turf. More legislative issues that affect our work are escalating around the country. In Maryland there are two bills: one to classify the disposal of synthetic turf and infill as hazardous waste and a second that specifies public funds can only be used for maintenance and upkeep of natural grass athletic fields and drainage systems.

What you’ll find under Hot Topics:

  • SFMA Advocacy Manual
  • NCSL Environment and Natural Resource Bill Tracking Database
  • Links to specific proposed regulations that would impact our members’ work
  • Related Research

Explore the Hot Topics section here.