Archive for August 2012

Getting the word out

I often hear people lament about the focus that we put on Outreach and Education, especially prior to beginning these efforts. Many of our members would prefer a tooth canal to public speaking. If you fall into this category, fear no more! There are plenty of ways to get your environmental message across without standing in…

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Certification Roundup and New Members

Recently Designated Audubon International is proud to announce the following recently designated Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries:  Wynn Golf Club – Las Vegas, NevadaWynn Golf Club is the ninth course in Nevada and the 987th in the world to be designated by Audubon International. With terrain once thought impossible on the Strip, this 7,042 yard, par 70 course offers 18 holes of…

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Nest boxes – To mount or not to mount, that is the question

I absolutely stunned one of our members last week. We had just completed a site visit and were enjoying lunch when he asked, “If there was only one thing you would want me to do, what would it be?” My answer? “Remove your nest boxes.” After recovering from his shock, he stated that was the…

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Hand weeding and the benefits of incentives

Integrated pest management involves a variety of management strategies to keep pest populations below levels that are economically and aesthetically damaging without creating a hazard to people and the environment. One control method is hand pulling weeds. At Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL they required all maintenance employees to pull at least…

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Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens

I have had the great privilege of traveling across the country visiting First Tee sites and helping them plan for and implement course improvement projects. These experiences have confirmed my great respect for golf course superintendents, especially their creativity and ability to get things done. I spent last Saturday with The First Tee of Greater…

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Marriott Vacation Club Resorts in Orlando and Palm Desert Named First Audubon International Green Resorts

CONTACT: Joshua ConwayDirector of Education and Communications, Audubon International518.767.9051 ext. 113, jconway@auduboninternational.org James WoelbernDirector, Public Relations, Marriott Vacation Club407.513.6969, james.woelbern@vacationclub.com SELKIRK – Marriott’s Grande Vista in Orlando, Fla., and Marriott’s Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert, Calif., are the first resorts to be designated as Green Resorts by Audubon International, an international conservation and environmental education organization. The…

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DEP Florida Green Lodging Program and Audubon International Launch Partnership

MARCO ISLAND – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program today re-designated Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in partnership with Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program, in Marco Island. During the ceremony, Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa was presented with a designation certificate along with a Green Lodging…

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