First Green Demo Event Planned for Oct 2 with Special Guest, Environment Minister Mary Polak

14.04.06-First.Green.logoThe Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), in partnership with the First Green Foundation, has launched the first program in Canada that brings environmental education to grade 5 and up students using golf courses as environmental learning labs.  A demonstration event will take place starting at 10:00am, Friday, October 2nd at the Redwoods Golf Course in the Township of Langley, BC with special guest, the Honourable Mary Polak, BC Minister of Environment.

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Western Canada Turfgrass Association Formalizes Partnership with First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program

14.04.06-First.Green.logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Western Canada Turfgrass Association Formalizes Partnership with First Green ‘Links as Labs’ Program
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (August, 2015)

The Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), formalized its relationship with the First Green Foundation of Washington State, through a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ signed August 24 after a successful train-the-trainer event held at the Redwoods Golf Course in Langley, BC.

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First Green: Where Courses Become Environmental Labs

14.04.06-First.Green.logoOriginally published April 25, 2015 in the Seattle Times
reprinted with permission
by Scott Hanson

First Green program uses golf courses as environmental learning labs, where students can do things like study plant species and measure water velocity. 

Steve Kealy, superintendent of Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, is not sure who enjoys the First Green field trips more, the students or him.

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