Communities continue to install an increasing number of artificial turf fields.
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network receives regular calls for information, assistance and comment letters to help resist these economically costly endeavors that bring a variety of harms to the kids and communities where they are placed.
In 2014 we submitted a letter urging the rejection of a request to partially fund new artificial turf fields at the Hamilton YMCA facility as part of a NJ DEP Green Acres Non-profit Assistance Application.
We also continued to comment on the increasing expansion of the use of artificial turf in Radnor Township, PA.
Fact sheet and comment letters of assistance below.
Our most recent compilation of environmental and health impacts can be found here.