Sanctuary Certified

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The golf course at Cypress Landing Golf Club was recently designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Course superintendent Stanley Elliott (above) led the effort to obtain sanctuary status and was recognized for environmental stewardship by Audubon International. Cypress Landing Golf Club is the 23rd course in North Carolina and the 948th in the world to receive the honor. “To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas,” explained Jim Sluiter, staff ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs. These categories include: environmental planning, wildlife & habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management. If you have a photo that you would like to share in the Daily News, please email it along with a description to (Submitted Photo/Stanley Cohen)