SURF Membership Requirements


The Sustainable Remediation Forum, SURF, is a professional organization with membership open to all individuals who are committed to supporting SURF’s mission and who will commit to participate in the activities of the organization.  The SURF mission includes encouraging the use of principles and concepts of sustainable remediation through education, research, and dissemination of information.  SURF recognizes that a range of professional and academic backgrounds can prepare individuals to contribute to the development of the field of sustainable remediation and to allow them to benefit from learning about the work of others in the area.

Therefore, the requirement for SURF membership is an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in an academic field related to sustainable remediation.  As example, appropriate academic fields may include any basic science or engineering area.  However, areas including economics, sociology, law, medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities may be appropriate as well.

The requirement for student membership in SURF is the pursuit of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in an academic field related to sustainable remediation.  As examples, appropriate academic fields may include any basic science or engineering area.  In addition, areas including economics, sociology, law, medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities also may be appropriate.  Full-time students in graduate programs or professional schools in related academic fields meet the requirements for student membership as well.

For individuals who desire membership in SURF, but who do not possess this academic credential, the SURF Membership Committee may waive the academic degree requirement providing that such membership applicants have at least three years of career experience in an area closely related to sustainable remediation.

Membership Categories and Dues:

The terms for all classes of Members is from February 1 through January 31 of the following year. Applications received from new members after October 1st will be entered for the following calendar year. 

Regular Member: Applicants for the Regular member class shall hold a degree or have professional experience in engineering, geology, chemistry, or a degree or history in a related professional field. Regular Members have voting rights, authorship rights, are eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees, and are eligible for Committee and Initiative leadership positions. 
Dues are $150 annually (renewing at $140 annually if no lapse in membership).

Government Member: Applicants for the Government member class shall be full-time employees of federal, state, municipal, or other local government agencies and entities. Employees of public pre-college educational institutions are also eligible for this category. Government Members have voting rights, authorship rights, and are eligible for Committee and Initiative leadership positions. 
Dues are $50 annually.

Student Member: Applicants for the Student member class shall be full-time students enrolled in an academic program in engineering, the geosciences, chemistry, or a related professional field. Student Members have limited authorship rights. 
Dues are $25 annually.

The Membership Committee reserves the right to verify any and all statements made by applicants on the membership application.

Only SURF members who are current on their annual membership dues are eligible to vote on SURF policy and procedural items. Click here to renew your membership or here if you simply need payment information.