Please find attached a press release on the successful recertification of St. Thomas Golf & Country Club with the Audubon program
Press Release - Click here
March 16, 2011
The maintenance department has put together an Environmental Awareness brochure for St. Thomas Golf & Country Club. The brochure focuses on the pricipals and concepts of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System and the Integrated Pest Management approach to managing golf courses. St. Thomas Golf & Country Club has taken a very proactive approach with environmental awareness having been a certified Audubon Sanctuary for over ten years. The brochure will be posted in the clubhouse and can also be viewed by clicking on the audubon brochure link. images/sitepicts/Grounds/2011 audubon brochure.pub.pdf
Paul Grosvenor - Assistant Superintendent
To aide in page loading capabilities we have cleared previous data from the system. Currently, we are in the middle of another Audubon Recertification. Stay tuned for regular updates to this portion of the site in the coming weeks.
Today's update is the photo journal for the wall construction on the 15th hole in late 2008 and early 2009. This copy was sent to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Kettle Creek Conservation as part of our permit requirements. I have used this project as our environmental case study for our recertification. The link for this document is located on the side menu of the main Audubon link. I caution, the document is 80 pages in length with numerous photographs. The page will take some time to open is not recommended for those of you with dial up internet service.
Wade Beaudoin, Course Superintendent
A quick update on the 2010 Annual Bird Walk. We had a somewhat small, but very educated turnout for this years Bird Walk. There were ten of us who were lead on a hike through the back nine by member Don King and co-host Al Hurst. The weather was perfect and we witnessed over thirty different species of birds and butterflies. A pair of minks running along the creek banks on number fifteen were no doubt the highlight of the morning.
The species witnessed included;
Hopefully next year we can get a few more people out, it was a very enjoyable walk and from a personal standpoint I found it very educational.
Paul Grosvenor, Assistant Superintendent.