Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Boundary Oak Golf Course Earns Audubon Certificaion
"Boundary Oak Golf Course is to be commended in providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Joellen Lampman, Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs Director. To attain certification, a course must demonstrate a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas, including Wildlife and Habitat Management; Outreach and Education; Chemical Reduction and Safety; Environmental Planning; Water Conservation; and Water Quality Management. "We're extremely proud, and truly enjoyed the process" said Walhlborg. "It mirrored many of the goals and environmental philosophies that we share both personally and as a company." Built in 1969, and designed by Robert Muir Graves, Boundary Oak is a municipal facility in Walnut Creek, California, set in the rolling hills just below Mt. Diablo. It has been named "Best of the East Bay" by Diablo Magazine in 2010 and 2011.
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides guidance and information to help courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources. It has been endorsed by the US Golf Association. Courses around the globe have been certified through the program, which is part of Audubon International.
For more information on golf and the environment: www.golfandenvironment.org or the Audubon website at www.auduboninternational.org. For more information on Boundary Oak Golf course, www.playboundaryoak.com.