For Immediate Release
October 21, 2019
Contact: Rob Jarvis, Golf Pro
Bangor Municipal Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence
BANGOR, ME – The Bangor Municipal Golf Course has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Rob Jarvis, PGA, Head Golf Professional, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on the course. The Bangor Municipal Golf Course was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2013 and is one of over 900 courses in the world to currently be designated as such.
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, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.
"The Bangor Municipal Golf Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International. “They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property."
"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every three years.
“The City of Bangor is very proud to once again achieve recertification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,” said Rob Jarvis. “Bangor Municipal Golf Course is one of only three facilities in Maine, home to 100 golf courses, to hold this designation and we firmly believe it is our responsibility to be leaders in environmental stewardship. We place a very high value on our relationship with Audubon International and look forward to continued projects and initiatives here at the club.”
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