Audubon Environmental Helps Massachusetts Golf Club Go Green

From: MMI Associates, Inc.
Published: Sat May 16 2009


Miles M. (Bud) Smart, Ph.D., president of Audubon Environmental (www.audubonenv.com), a sustainability consulting firm that works with landowners, developers and government entities to protect and sustain land, water, wildlife and natural resources, has announced that the firm has completed work for The Bay Club at Mattapoisett, located in Mattapoisett, Mass., to provide sustainability consulting services. Audubon Environmental assisted the 700-acre facility in earning the Silver Signature Sanctuary Certificate from Audubon International by suggesting and facilitating the implementation of a number of eco-friendly practices. The Bay Club is the first Massachusetts golf course to earn the certification and was highlighted on Project Mass, a feature of the local CBS television news station that tackles issues confronting Massachusetts residents.

The revised practices include allowing hardy grasses that require zero maintenance to cover non-golfing areas and establishing natural habitats for creatures, such as the threatened box turtle. These measures allow the species to flourish, create a more sustainable environment and reduce operating costs for the club. For more information, visit www.audubonenv.com.

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News Facts:
• Audubon Environmental, a sustainability consulting firm that works with landowners, developers and government entities to protect and sustain land, water, wildlife and natural resources, has completed work for The Bay Club at Mattapoisett, located in Mattapoisett, Mass., to provide sustainability consulting services.
• Audubon Environmental assisted the 700-acre facility in earning the Silver Signature Sanctuary Certificate from Audubon International by suggesting and facilitating the implementation of a number of eco-friendly practices.
• The Bay Club is the first Massachusetts golf course to earn the certification and was highlighted on Project Mass, a feature of the local CBS television news station that tackles issues confronting Massachusetts residents.

Quotes:
“We are excited about the transformation the Bay Club has undergone,” said Smart. “Golf courses are an excellent example of how small changes can have a big impact on not only the environment but also the bottom line.”

About Audubon Environmental:
Audubon Environmental (AE) partners with landowners, developers and government entities to protect and sustain land, water, wildlife and natural resources in a way that balances economic realities with the needs of an ecosystem. Through design, development, management and education, environmental permits, golf services, and certifications, the firm provides comprehensive environmental services to communities around the world. It has diverse experience working with multi-family, single-family, mixed-use and new urbanist communities, resorts and amenity centers, golf courses, marinas, commercial and other land use developments. AE is the exclusive provider of environmental technical services to members of the Audubon International’s Signature and Classic programs. For more information about Audubon Environmental, visit www.audubonenv.com.

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Audubon Environmental, Bud Smart, The Bay Club at Mattapoisett, Silver Signature Sanctuary Certificate, Audubon International, Massachusetts, Project Mass, CBS

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
patty@mmimarketing.com
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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