Golf Courses in Canada and Singapore Join Audubon International Classic Program
Audubon International is proud to announce the two latest renovation and redevelopment projects to join Audubon International’s Classic Sanctuary Program. This voluntary education and certification program is designed to work with redevelopment and renovation projects to meet the organization’s eco-design and development criteria. These criteria are based on the Principles of Sustainable Resource Management and nearly twenty years of experience working on sustainable land development projects.
Club de Golfe Memphremagog: located between Magog and Georgeville in Quebec, Canada, this private 18 hole Tom McBroom-designed course opened in 2008. The 281 acre site is part of the basswood-sugar maple forest bioclimaticzone. Nearly 800 trees have been planted since its opening and a wet meadow was added to naturally filter water. Managing water is of great concern because the course is located only 2 kilometers from Lake Memphremagog. The golf course was certified through the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program in August 2010 and we look forward to continuing work with golf staffers Alain Lavoie and Ron Rainville.
Seletar Country Club: Open since its construction in 1994, Seletar Country Club’s private 18-hole Chris Pitman-designed golf course makes the most of the natural terrain with a rustic country theme. A renovation of the greens and surrounds of all 18 holes has just been completed in 2010. Water sources for the golf course are two streams, Sungei petai and Sungei Pinang. The project is located just south of the Singapore’s Seletar Airport, near the Lower Seletar Reservoir.
“We welcome these two new members,” states Nancy Richardson, Program Director for Audubon International. “As more redevelopment occurs, we’re seeing master plans be re-tooled to include sustainability programming. Land developers are realizing that an organization like ours is poised to provide advice, leadership, and third-party verification of eco-development and sustainability claims.”
For more information about the Audubon International Signature & Classic Programs contact Nancy Richardson, Director, Audubon International Signature & Classic Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 270-869-9419.
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