About Virginia Turfgrass Council Environmental Institute

Virginia Turfgrass Council Environmental Institute

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The IRS Has Approved the VTC Environmental Institute as a 501(c)(3) corporation. All your contributions to it are tax deductible!
Developing and distributing 25,000 Pollinator Seed Packets and cooperating with the City of Virginia Beach to provide and plant 6,000 grass plants on dunes are two of the Institute's initial endeavors.

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During February's Come to the Bay conference, the VTC Environmental Institute worked with the City of Virginia Beach to provide and plant 6,000 Dune Protecting American Beach Grass plants on the oceanfront.

Those plants have taken root, they are growing, and they are protecting sensitive beach areas. Next year we intend to double the planting!

Thanks to Lawns and Gardens Plus, ALM and many others for their sponsorship of Come to the Bay!

Check out these recent (6/15/21) photos taken by Michael Moore who is with the City of Virginia Beach


Below are photos of the grasses when they were planted (four months ago).

Lawns and Gardens Plus employees planting the American Beach Grass last February

Here are boxes of the plants when we received them

Ray Funkhouser getting ready to plant

Beach Grass shortly after planting in the sand

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New Logo

Dawn Rigby of Xylem Marketing has worked with the Development Committee to design a logo for the VTC Environmental Institute. The Board of Directors approved that logo. Many thanks to Dawn for donating her time and expertise!

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Partnering with the City Virginia Beach to Preserve Dunes

Lawns & Gardens Plus is sponsoring our dune preservation project. Because of them we are able to partner with the City of Virginia Beach and plant 6,000 grass plants on beach dunes!

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The Virginia Turfgrass Council Environmental Institute has its own Employer Identification Number: EIN: 85 - 3595976

We are registered with Commonwealth of Virginia (Identification Number: 11124775)

We have received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS

The purposes of Virginia Turfgrass Council Environmental Institute are:

1. Providing education for industry professionals and the general public on proper practices for environmental protection through various means, including seminars and workshops.

2. Providing opportunities for industry professionals and the general public to restore environments.

3. Encouraging and providing support for environmental research.

4. Educating decision makers about proper industry practices that protect the environment.

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