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Monday, March 26, 2012

The Foundry Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

The Foundry Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence



POWHATTAN, VA – The Foundry Golf Club has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.  Scott Mauldin, Certified Golf Course Superintendent, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International.  The Foundry Golf Club is the 33rd course in Virginia and the 975th in the world to receive the honor. 

"The Foundry Golf Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program.  They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs.

"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Sluiter.  These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.


The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program has enticed our staff and members to learn more about the benefits of helping the environment around us.  We have enjoyed the added benefits from the wildlife and the natural beauty of the native areas, while at the same time reducing the amount of dollars being spent with-in our maintenance operations.” said Scott Mauldin CGCS


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, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program. 


For more information on golf and the environment, visit http://www.golfandenvironment.org/.  In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments.  For more information, contact Audubon International,
46 Rarick Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158, USA
, (518) 767-9051, e-mail them via the Internet at mailto:acss@auduboninternational.org, or visit their website at http://www.auduboninternational.org/.

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