Beavercreek Golf Club has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.
Golf Course Superintendent Eric Conley led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course. The Beavercreek Golf Club was first designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2002 and is one of more than 900 courses in the world to hold certification from Audubon International.
“Beavercreek Golf Club understands the importance of our environment and the positive impact we can make within the golf course industry and our community,” said Conley. “We are proud to maintain our status with Audubon International and will continue to do our community duty in sustaining an environmentally-friendly property. Beavercreek Golf Club strives to give our customers the best possible playing conditions on a daily basis, as well as maintain environmental stewardship for the City of Beavercreek and the game of golf.”
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.
“Beavercreek Golf Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International. “They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property. To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas.”
These categories include: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, and water quality management.
Courses must go through a recertification process every three years.
About Audubon International
Audubon International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization dedicated to providing people with the education and assistance they need to practice responsible management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources. To meet this mission, the organization provides training, services, and a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs for individuals, organizations, properties, new developments, and entire communities.
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