Environmental Facility Certification Program

SFMA has issued version 2.0 of its Environmental Facility Certification program and we invite you to participate.

It was developed to help document the environmental stewardship of SFMA members and is awarded to the facility. The program involves an electronic assessment, which you can take from any computer or smart device.

There is a $50 fee to submit and process the assessment form. Pay through SFMA’s Shopping Cart. Log in, click on the Products button at the top of the home page and then select the Environmental Facility Certification program option. Once the fee is received you will receive the link to the assessment form. When certification is achieved, there will be a $100 fee for the recognition materials.

We decided that we were going to pursue this environmental certification when it was announced at the SFMA Conference in San Diego. Once the application was available in June we quickly worked to get the application submitted. We felt it was important to show our commitment to the environment.” – Zach Holm

To view the questions in the assesment, click here.

If you are an attester, you will receive an emailed link to complete the attester survey. Click here to review the attester responsibilities.

Congratulations to those Sports Turf Managers who Achieved Environmental Facility Certification!

  • Allen Pond Park, Edward Hall, CSFM, City of Bowie, Bowie, MD
  • Berliner Sports Park, Ryan DeMay, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, Columbus, OH
  • Celebration Park, Kim Spearman & Team, City of Allen, Allen, TX
  • Champion Field, Dean Pearson, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
  • Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, Brian Winka, CSFM, Chesterfield, MO
  • CHS Field at the St. Paul Saints Baseball Club, Nick Baker, St. Paul, MN
  • City of Laurel Sports Complex, Elvin Ulmer, CSFM, Laurel, MS
  • Ciudad Real Madrid, Paul Burgess, CSFM, Madrid, Spain
  • Eastside Centre, Joel Rieker, CSFM, East Peoria, IL
  • Eaton Area Park and Recreation District, Joshua DeJong, Eaton, CO
  • Elon University Sports Complex, Scott Stevens, CSFM, Elon, NC
  • Ensworth High School, John Clintsman, Nashville, TN
  • Ensworth Lower School, John Clintsman, Nashville, TN
  • Greens Farms Academy, Tom Barry, Westport, CT
  • Grinnell College Athletic Fields, Jason Koester, Grinnell, IA
  • Gulf Shores Sportsplex, Jeff Hopkins, City of Gulf Shores, AL
  • Iowa City Soccer Complex, Colin Stuhr and Joe Wagner, City of Iowa City, IA
  • Jim Warren Park, John Wagnon, Franklin, TN
  • Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex, Bruce Suddeth, CSFM, USC-Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
  • Longfellow Park, Travis Stephen, Park District of Oak Park, IL
  • Minute Maid Park, Israel Hinojosa, Houston, TX
  • Napoleon Softball Complex, Colin Stuhr, City of Iowa City, IA
  • Open Space Park, Lee Van Meeteren, Sioux Center, IA
  • Peoria Sports Complex, Al Siebert, CSFM, & Brandon Putman, CSFM, Peoria, AZ
  • Pioneer Community Park, Chris Bolender, CSFM, Peoria, AZ
  • Platte Valley Schools, Joshua DeJong, Kersey, CO
  • Pleasant View Sports Complex, John Cogdill, Boulder, CO
  • Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Elliott Josephson, Ankeny, IA
  • Prospect Meadows, Blake Nelson, Marion, IA
  • Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Paul Burgess, CSFM, Madrid, Spain
  • Red Bull Arena, Zach Holm, CSFM, & Team, Harrison, NJ
  • Red Bull Training Facility, Zach Holm, CSFM, & Team, Harrison, NJ
  • Rio Vista Community Park, Chris Bolender, CSFM, Peoria, AZ
  • Ruby Hill Park, Abby McNeal, CSFM, Denver, CO
  • Target Field, Larry DiVito, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Episcopal Academy, Newton Square, PA, Matthew Kerns
  • The Gulfport SportsPlex, Keair Edwards, Gulfport, MS
  • University of Michigan Soccer Complex, Anthony Pell, CSFM, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Nebraska Hibner Soccer and Tennis Center, Jared Hertzel and Blake Nelson, Lincoln, NE
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro Sports Turf Groundscare Center, Peter Ashe, CSFM, Greensboro, NC
  • USC Upstate Soccer Complex, Bruce Suddeth, CSFM, Spartanburg, SC
  • Vanderbilt Athletic Complex, Ryan Storey, CSFM, Nashville,TN
  • Waukegan SportsPark, Noel Brusius, CSFM, Waukegan, IL

After you have completed the assessment, SFMA will score it. If you have achieved 80 percent compliance on each of the 10 sections, you will be notified that you passed. The next step is to engage an attester who can do a walk-through of the facility with you to validate your environmental practices. SFMA will provide an electronic assessment form to the attester. If the attester verifies your practices, the facility will be designated an SFMA Certified Facility for Environmentally Responsible Management. You can choose recognition for your facility through a plaque or a banner. A $100 fee will be charged once your facility achieves certification, which includes the recognition materials.

If you do not achieve the 80 percent passing score, you have one year to re-assess the sections that you did not pass. Certification is valid for three years; after that the process will need to be repeated. If a sports field manager leaves a facility, the facility still maintains its certification until the end of the three-year period.

Read Instructions here.

To access the assessment tool, click here.
Not sure you are ready to take the assessment? Check out the questions here.

If you are an attester, you will receive an emailed link to complete the attester survey. Click here to review the attester responsibilities.

Please call SFMA Headquarters with questions, 800-323-3875. Good luck!