Pottawatomie Golf Course recognized for environmental excellence

By on March 29, 2011

St. Charles—Pottawatomie Golf Course retained its designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses and Audubon International program.

To reach certification, course personnel demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, and water quality management.

Twenty years after its creation, the ACSP continues to promote ecologically sound land management and conservation of natural resources of golf courses. Results of a recent survey to measure environmental outcomes of the ACSP provide strong support for the program’s effectiveness. Queried on a number of environmental management practices, ACSP members report improvements in wildlife habitat and water quality protection and conservation.

Pottawatomie Golf Course is one of 816 courses in the world to receive the honor, not only because of the environmental achievements of this course, but because of the model that it now represents to its surrounding community. It helps tell the story that good environmental stewardship is good business and leads to more sustainable communities.

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