The North Cornwall, Pa., club has maintained its Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife.
Lebanon Country Club in North Cornwall, Pa., has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.
Daniel Brickley, Golf Course Superintendent, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International. Lebanon Country Club was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2007 and is one of 898 courses in the world to currently be designated as such.
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.
“Lebanon Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. 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,” said Doug Bechtel, Executive Director at Audubon International.
“To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas,” said Bechtel. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every two years.
Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Troy, N.Y., that provides programs with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, visit www.auduboninternational.org.