Boar’s Head Inn’s Renowned Golf Course Named "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary"
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (August 21, 2006) – Birdwood Golf Course at Boar’s Head Inn has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International.
Matt Wade, Birdwood’s Superintendent, has led the effort to obtain the Sanctuary status and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International. Birdwood Golf Course is the 15th course in Virginia and the 609th in the world to receive the honor.
"Birdwood 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 Shawn Williams, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Williams. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.
"During our certification process we formed great working relationships with students of the Western Albemarle High School’s Work Study Program and the Wintergreen Nature Foundation," stated Superintendent Matt Wade. "The Wintergreen Nature Foundation introduced us to their wildflower rescue program and the students from Western Albemarle helped us plant and care for the rescued plants we received. The certification process opened our eyes to our ability to help students in the community and the environment."
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, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program.
Boar’s Head Inn, a 170-room resort set on 573 acres in the Virginia countryside, offers Four-Diamond dining, a state-of-the-art Sports Club, tennis, championship golf, a luxury spa, children’s programs, 13,000 square feet of meeting space, and proximity to attractions such as Monticello, the Blue Ridge Mountains and wineries. Boar’s Head Inn is owned and operated by the University of Virginia Foundation.
For more information or to make reservations, please call Boar’s Head Inn at 434.972.2232 or 800.476.1988 or visit the resort’s web site at www.boarsheadinn.com.
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