Eastpointe Country Club Recognized For Environmental Excellence By Audubon International
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.– Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Eastpointe Country Club was first designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2007. After designation, courses go through a recertification process every three years.
Eastpointe Country Club is one of over 900 courses in the world to hold the “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” honor. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program.
“Eastpointe Country Club 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 Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International.
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program participation is designed to help course personnel plan, organize, implement, and document a comprehensive environmental management program and receive recognition for their efforts. To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.
“Eastpointe Country Club is very proud to retain our designation as a ‘Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary’ through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses,” said Eastpointe Country Club Director of Golf Course Grounds John Spiwak. “Special thank you to East Course Superintendent Rob Uzar who has spearheaded our last two certifications.”
“We see the site visit as an important component of a course’s recertification,” stated Kane. “It provides an objective verification of some of the more visible aspects of the course’s environmental management activities. In addition, it offers an opportunity for golf course representatives to share publicly some of the voluntary actions they have taken behind the scenes to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them.”
Eastpointe Country Club is managed by Indigo Golf Partners, a division of Troon. For more information on Eastpointe Country Club and membership, visit www.eastpointe-cc.com.