Led by the Billy Casper Golf (BCG) agronomic team, the golf course at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) for enlisted veterans in Washington, D.C., has been designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the first course to achieve such an honor in the nation’s capital.
In attaining certification from Audubon International, AFRH’s nine-hole course successfully maintains sound environmental practices in six key areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction, water conservation, and water quality management.
“Billy Casper Golf and course superintendent Tom Zimmerman put together a superb property-management program that protects the environment and preserves the natural heritage of golf,” says Sheila Abarr, Public Affairs Officer at AFRH. “By aggressively and organically caring for the course, residents at AFRH are benefiting from healthier playing experiences.”
Nestled on 272 acres in the heart of Washington, D.C.—just minutes from the White House, U.S. Capitol and other national landmarks—AFRH once housed four U.S. presidents.
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