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MPSTMA Tour-on-Wheels
Was Enjoyable, Informative

More than 70 people participated in this year's MPSTMA Tour-on-Wheels which took place on June 10. Sports Turf Managers and Park Supervisors met at CHS Field in St. Paul for coffee and doughnuts and a tour of the brand new stadium. Nick Baker, sports turf manager at CHS Field was host. The group caught a break in the weather with a nice, 80 degree, blue sky day. The day before was in the 90s and rain was in the forecast a day after the tour.

The group then traveled to Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. MPTMA members Larry DiVito, Al Kuehner and Jarrad Alley were hosts. The MPSTMA group was able to go on the field and inspect the mound. Kuehner spends about an hour a day on the pitchers mound. The group was very impressed with the quality of his work. 

After Target Field, the group moved on to Three Rivers Park District's Driftwood site at Baker Park in Maple Plain. Representatives from Three Rivers, Patty Maher and John Barten talked about
about sustainability, waste management and public communication strategies. There was also information about their forestry departments EAB (emerald ash borer) plan. Zero waste lunches were another topic from the Three Rivers group.

Our MPSTMA lunch, sponsored by Reinders, Inc., weighed out at one-half ounce each. Divine Swine Catering provided professional service and great food.
A zero waste event produces less than one ounce of trash per person. We will reduce the amount of natural resources that are used by making careful choices before, during, and after the event to reduce our impact on the environment.

The bus made its way back to CHS Field in St. Paul. A tailgate party followed and 25 people stuck around for Hot dogs, chips, beverages and a St. Paul Saints baseball game versus the Joplin Blasters (see photo below). The Saints jumped ahead early and won 9-4.



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The MPSTMA serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry. The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction, maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.

Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391 USA
MPSTMA OFFICE: 952-473-3722

Send e-mail to jeff.turtinen@mpstma.org.
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