September 9, 2015 – First Green Foundation formalized its relationship with the Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed August 24 after a successful train-the-trainer event held at the Redwoods Golf Course in Langley, BC.

The MOU comes after a more than a year of the two group’s efforts introducing western Canadian golf course superintendents to this unique program that brings environmental education to students in grades 5 and up using golf courses as environmental learning labs.

Karen Armstead, First Green executive director, said after the signing, “First Green will do very well in Canada because of WCTA members’ commitment to sharing the benefits of golf courses for communities. We are excited to see First Green flourish in this environment.”

As part of the MOU, First Green will train WCTA staff and Directors in the program, participate in WCTA demo events, provide an annual report and offer support resources to help promote the First Green program.

WCTA will promote the First Green program in Western Canada.  It will also provide updates to First Green on local programs and training, and assist First Green in collecting survey feedback information during field trips and share this information with First Green.