The Mims, Fla. club with a golf course by Dye Designs and Jan Stephenson is one of 858 properties in the world to be designated as a certified Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary. The public facility showed a commitment to environmental stewardship and efforts to maintain a comprehensive management program focused on wildlife and habitat, water conservation, resources, outreach and education.
Indian River Preserve Golf Club, the Dye Designs and Jan Stephenson course in Mims, Fla., has been honored as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary.
Indian River Preserve is one of 858 courses in the world to be designated as a certified ACSP golf course. With the partnership, Indian River participates in numerous sustainability projects including conserving energy, reducing water use, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, naturalizing areas and managing resources in an environmentally responsible matter.
“We are humbled and grateful to receive this very distinguished honor from Audubon International for our sustainability efforts,” said Ryan Andrews, General Manager of Indian River Preserve Golf Club. “We review all steps in maintenance and improvements to make sure they are aligned with our environmental goals and I am happy our team is being recognized for their hard work.”
Opened in 2003, Indian River Preserve Golf Club is a public golf facility located on Florida’s Space Coast. The 18-hole championship golf course features rolling fairways throughout undulating landscape, surrounded by lakes, native vegetation and wildlife. The course also features a bonus par-3 19th hole with a green shaped like the continent of Australia.
“Forward-thinking facilities like Indian River Preserve will be crucial for the game of golf to thrive in the 21st century,” says, David Evangelista, Regional Director of Marketing for Billy Casper Golf. “Billy Casper Golf is thrilled to have a partner that is always becoming smarter on how to allocate environmental resources.”
Audubon International recognizes golf clubs that show commitment to environmental stewardship and efforts to maintain a comprehensive management program focused on wildlife and habitat, water conservation, resources, outreach and education. After designation by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP), courses must go through a recertification process every three years.
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