WALNUT CREEK, CA – Boundary Oak Golf Course has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Eddi Wahlborg, Superintendent, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International. Boundary Oak Golf Course is the 38th course in California and the 969th in the world to receive the honor.
"Boundary Oak Golf Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Joellen Lampman, Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs Director.
"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Lampman. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.
"We are very proud to have achieved certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary here at Boundary Oak Golf Course. We truly enjoyed the process of the Sanctuary Program because it mirrored many of the goals that we have here to be environmentally cooperative. We look forward to continuing our efforts in our environmental programs with the support and guidance of the Audubon International, CourseCo, Inc and the City of Walnut Creek," stated Eddi Wahlborg, Boundary Oak Golf Course Superintendent. For more information on Boundary Oak Golf Course, please visit their website at www.playboundaryoak.com.
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, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program.
For more information on golf and the environment, visit www.golfandenvironment.org. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments. For more information, contact Audubon International, 46 Rarick Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158, USA, (518) 767-9051, e-mail them via the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.auduboninternational.org.