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TurfMutt celebrates 10 years

The highly successful TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program celebrates its tenth anniversary of teaching the value and benefits of the outdoors, specifically the contributions of our own backyards, community parks, and other managed landscapes.

This year, the program expands its successful youth education program to middle schools around the country, adding new lessons and student activities, including a graphic story, as well as cash prizes to its annual contest.

“For the last decade, TurfMutt’s message has been simple: care for the green space around you, but equally important, get outside and enjoy it,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), whose Foundation is the creative founder of TurfMutt. “Now we’re expanding to include more students and their families to further promote the health and wellness benefits of being an ‘outsider’.”

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