Clean Streams turfgrass professionals learn how to produce both green lawns and clean streams—and can promote their business as being environmentally responsible.
What is Clean Streams?
Clean Streams is a coalition program for turf professionals in Mecklenburg County. After completion of a half day seminar and written exam, participants will be promoted to local citizens as having successfully completed the Clean Streams program and are turfgrass professionals who wish to protect water quality in Mecklenburg County. Cleans Streams is a program created locally by NC Cooperative Extension Service, Mecklenburg County Water Quality Program and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.
How is Clean Streams beneficial to turf professionals?
Clean Streams professionals will be promoted through the City and County Storm Water Services programs as having participated in the Clean Streams program. They will proudly display the Clean Streams logo and receive a certificate. Most importantly, Clean Streams professionals will be recognized publicly through advertising in the local media for their outstanding commitment to protecting water quality.
How is Clean Streams beneficial to the citizens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County?
There will be no more guessing about selecting a turfgrass professional. Citizens will know that their contractor or golf course superintendent is committed to protecting water quality in their community just by looking for the Clean Streams program.
What's covered in the workshop?
- Water quality issues in Mecklenburg County
- Soil, nutrient and pesticide movement in urban areas
- Best Management Practices to protect water quality
- Saving time and money while protecting the environment
- Proper storage and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers
How will Clean Streams professionals be recognized?
Each professional will receive:
- One Pesticide Recertification Credit in all subclasses
- Clean Streams decals
- Clean Streams Certificate of Completion
- Technical Support
- Increased recognition though the website, brochure and advertisements
How can I become a Clean Streams professional?
E-mailing Jim Monroe or calling him at 704-336-4006. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Clean Streams Professionals
The following professional groups or businesses have successfully completed the Clean Streams program.
AA Tex-Lawn Co.
Ballantyne Country Club
Barringer & Barringer
Buckeye Lawn Service & Landscape
Buckner Lawn and Landscape
Carmel Country Club
Carolina Land Consultants
Carolina Landscape Group
Charlotte Country Day
City of Charlotte
CJ Gallman's Lawn Maintenance
Curb Appeal Lawn and Landscape
Custom Cut Lawn Care
Ecoscape Solutions Group
Environmental Turf Care
Forest Hill Church
Fox Den Country Club
Frank's Lawn Service
Garden Grove Landscape Nursery
Garden World Inc.
Gem Maintenance Co.
Growing Legacy Landscape Corp.
Hovey's Lawn Care
Huntersville Park & Recreation
J. Ron Gentry Consulting
John Todd Landscaping
King Green of Charlotte
Lawn Doctor of North Mecklenburg
Let It Fly Lawn Solutions
Matthews Public Works
McNeary's Arborists, Inc.
Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
Melt's Lawn Care
Mickle's Lawn Care
Mike Farr's Lawn Service
Mitch Frederick Grounds Management
Myers Park Country Club
Naturalawn of America
No Sweat Landscape and Home Services
North American Lawn and Landscape
Olde Sycamore Golf Club
Pierce Lawn Service
Pinetree Landscaping and Lawn Care
Post Properties Inc.
Providence Day School
R&T Lawn and Landscaping
Richie's Lawn Service
Scotts Lawn Service
Strick Tree Services
The BUDD Group
The Players Club at Piper Glen
Town of Davidson
Town of Matthews
Turf Plus of the Carolinas