YOU AT THE COMMUNITY SERVICE
AT ST. PAUL'S PARKWAY LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD ON OCTOBER 21!
The MPSTMA is seeking volunteers to help with the
2015 Community Service Project.
To complete this project,we need the support of our Commercial members and
manual labor from all of our members. The main contacts for this year's
project are Mike McDonald, CSFM, TCF Bank Stadium (pictured on the right);
Ben Boeding, CSFM, City of Eagan (pictured on the left), and Paul Griffin,
City of Eagan. From October 1-14, questions about the project should be
directed to Ben, Paul or the MPSTMA business office.
of this year's project:
1. Brand new field
2. Big Roll Sod Laying
3. Leveling of Sodding Area and Ag Lime
4. Moving Sod
5. Installing Bases
6. Installing Home Plate
7. Installing Pitching Rubber
1. Fertilizer (1 app. for 2 acres)
2. Seed (2 bags/100 lbs.)
3. Big Roll Sod
4. Drying Agent (Turface?)
5. Utility Carts (2)
6. Rakes for sod moving (10)
9. Laser Grader
In summary, we are looking for the needs
listed above and plenty of personnel for the manual labor.
7am - 2pm
Lunch will be served at
noon or early afternoon depending on status of project.
Parkway Little League Fields are located at 1130 East 3rd St. in St. Paul,
MN 55106. Parkway has
been a home for baseball for 60 years -- their 60th Anniversary year!
Parkway Little League Fields feature a full irrigation system and is one of the few youth baseball
leagues that still have grass infields.
Mike McDonald CSFM
Note: In Ireland from
Ben Boeding CSFM
MPSTMA Business Office
FALL WORKSHOP FEATURED A VARIETY OF SPEAKERS
ADDRESSING MPSTMA GENERAL MEMBERS AND VENDORS
On September 16, the City of St. Louis Park Parks Department hosted the annual
MPSTMA Fall Workshop at The Rec Center. The Rec Center proved to be a great
place to hold the workshop. More than 80 members participated in the event
including 14 sponsoring vendors.
begin the event, MPSTMA President Ben Boeding, CSFM, welcomed those in
attendance, sponsoring vendors and those who helped coordinate the event.
Gerald Landby, Winona State University, was the first speaker of the day
and talked about his journey as a sports turf manager spending more than 30
years in Montana.
Doug Burns, Portland Cement Association, was next up. His presentation
focused on the fact that concrete is now the low cost solution for parking lot
pavements whether it's new construction or overlays of existing asphalt
pavements. Concrete is a low maintenance/low cost option that provides superior
"Identifying Turf Problems" was the theme of speaker
Sam Bauer, Extension
Educator- Turfgrass Science,
University of Minnesota Extension.
Wrapping things up after lunch was Troy Carson, The Toro Company, who
gave a talk about Field Hardness and Concussion issues.
During breaks and dedicated vendor time, members visited tabletop sponsors
inside and equipment displays outside.
Thanks to our Fall Workshop sponsors for making this event possible and
Afterwards, lawn bowling took place at Brookview Golf Course in Golden
Valley where members paired up and played matches on the well-groomed turf.