WUSTL partners with St. Louis Green and the Teamsters to reuse 1 million pounds of turf
Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 by Erin
From the Newsroom at Washington University, St. Louis:
Washington University in St. Louis, the Teamsters Joint Council 13 and St. Louis Green are partnering to help used artificial turf from WUSTL’s Francis Field find a new life in playgrounds, parks and more throughout the region.
The turf was removed from WUSTL’s Francis Field May 22 and stored in rolls on the side of the field. At 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23, the Teamsters will come to Francis Field to pick up the rolls of turf, which will be loaded onto trucks with WUSTL machinery, to distribute them to organizations across the region.
Municipalities, schools and organizations receiving the turf include Normandy High School, Roxana School District, 24:1 Initiative, Macon Baseball Association, and the cities of Northwoods, Pine Lawn, Vinita Park and Wellston.
The Francis Field turf was installed in 2004 but was approaching the end of its useful life as an NCAA Division III competitive playing field surface. It still, however, is safe to use in batting cages, dugouts, playgrounds, dog parks and more.
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