Harmony Golf Preserve Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Harmony Golf Preserve HARMONY, FL- Harmony Golf Preserve has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses, and Audubon International program. Jason Moore, course superintendent, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International.

Harmony Golf Preserve is the 83rd course in Florida and the 654th in the world to receive this honor. 

“Harmony Golf Preserve 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 Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs.

“To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas, “explains Sluiter. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.

“This distinction is a tremendous honor for our golf preserve facility, said Brock Nicholas, GM at Harmony. Our ongoing partnership and now certification with Audubon as a Cooperative Sanctuary strengthens Harmony’s position as a community with a deep understanding and commitment to environmental stewardship.”

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 Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program.

For more information on golf and the environment, visit http://www.golfandenviroment.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 Road, Selkirk, NY 12158, USA (518) 767-9051, e-mail them via the Internet at acsp@auduboninternational.org, or visit their Web site at http://www.auduboninternational.org. 


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