Revitalizing Athletic Fields: SMRT Presents at ERAPPA

Athletic fields – both natural and synthetic turf – represent a significant capital investment and ongoing commitment by educational organizations. What is the best way to evaluate their condition? What are the best practices to maintain and revitalize fields? What are the pros and cons of the various options for revitalization or replacement?

Richard Webb and Kenneth Costello of SMRT will be joined by Karen Vetrano, PhD, Manager in Risk Assessment and Toxicology at the TRC Companies and Ron Johnson, Senior Manager for Grounds and Athletics for Phillips Exeter Academy to answer these questions at ERAPPA on Monday, October 1st at 1pm. They will present on the current policies and most recent research regarding the potential health impacts from crumb rubber synthetic playing fields. This experienced team represents decades of designing, overseeing the installation, managing educational athletic facilities and researching the health effects of various athletic playing field materials.

Please join our panel to explore practical options, as well as political and health policy issues, impacting your athletic field decisions.