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Audubon International partners with Monarch Joint Venture to get ‘Monarchs in the Rough’

(TROY, NY) Audubon International is the newest partner of the Monarch Joint Venture, the largest collaborative established to arrest the decline of monarch butterflies. With a wide range of programs involving high-quality environmental education, such as the global Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, it is no surprise that Audubon International has made great ecological stewardship gains in communities, neighborhoods…

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Saving Butterflies, One Golf Course at a Time

Audubon International and Environmental Defense Fund team with golf courses to create habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators (TROY, NY) Audubon International and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have partnered to launch Monarchs in the Rough, a program to assist golf courses in the United States, Canada and Mexico in creating monarch butterfly habitat in out-of-play areas. The program is…

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Cateechee Golf Club Calculates their Carbon Footprint for Recent Recertification

Congratulations to Cateechee Golf Club on the recent recertification as the only Certified Signature Sanctuary in the state of Georgia. Buck Workman, CGCS, superintendent since the course joined the Signature Program in 1997, welcomed a new owner in 2017, Charley and Kelli Schell of Pilot Realty Investment. Since then, the course has undergone renovations including…

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Audubon International Members Claim Top Awards for GCSAA Environmental Leaders in Golf

All individual Environmental Leaders in Golf award winners are superintendents at Audubon International member courses 18 of 19 ELGA Chapter & Merit award winners also at Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Courses TROY, NY –  Audubon International is pleased to announce that superintendents at its Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary member courses won all of the individual…

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An Update on Saving the Endangered Ae’o

Kohanaiki Golf Club, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is the only Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary in Hawaii. Its stewards continue their work to improve habitat for the endangered Ae’o. See what progress they have made in 2017 in this article written by Nancy Richardson, Director of Signature and Classic Programs, and Joe Przygodzinski, Director of Agronomy at Kohanaiki. Click here…

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Kansas Senator Highlights Signature Sanctuary

Colbert Hills Golf Course is an Audubon International Certified Silver Signature Sanctuary, the only certified Signature Sanctuary in the state of Kansas. It was recently featured in Kansas Senator Jerry Moran’s annual “Conservation Tour” and showcased for its commitment to sustainable management through Best Management Practices. Read about the visit here!

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Audubon International’s BioBlitz 2017 Completed

Hundreds of Volunteers Converge on Golf Courses for International Species-Counting Competition Golf courses around the world join third annual competition to document large diversity of species that call golf courses home TROY, NY – Audubon International’s BioBlitz 2017 recorded almost 2,000 unique species of animals, plants, fungi, and insects living on golf courses around the world. Hundreds of…

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Larger Storms, Larger Algae Blooms

This article deals with climate change and how the prevalence of more violent storms impacts nitrogen levels in waterways. Click here to learn how excess nitrogen runoff and global warming are contributing to a significant environmental challenge: algae blooms.

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Tennessee Courses Recognized for First Step in Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

Check out this article in the GCSAA magazine on ACSP for Golf members Tanasi and Toqua Golf Courses at Tellico Village, TN.  The courses received recognition for Environmental Planning last month, and are working towards becoming Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. They have already begun the process of increasing naturalized areas and installing bluebird boxes to provide enhanced habitat…

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Golf, Charity, and Sustainability

A story of one golf course’s efforts to support the game and local charities while staying connected to the role of the golf course and golf course staff in taking care of the environment and being environmental stewards. Read about the efforts of the JBLM golf courses – both Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries – to increase…

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