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GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management

Parks and Trails
no. 18

Increase active lifestyles and property values by enhancing the city's green infrastructure.
  Best Practice Action 6      [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ]       [all actions]

Certify at least one golf course in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

  • Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses and park land. Note that this is a self-reporting program funded not by the National Audubon Society but by a separate organization, Audubon International, the U.S. Golf Association and others.
  • Read about golf, pesticides and organic practices.
One public or private golf course is certified.
More than one golf course certified.
All park lands certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.


Date action report first entered:   04/22/2011

Implementation details:
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification is complete for the Braemar Golf Course as of 2004 and for the Fred Richards golf course as well. In 2009 the EEC recommended to the Park Board that city parks be certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries as well.

For more information contact:
Tom Swenson (City staff)   |   TSwenson@Ci.Edina.MN.US   |   952-941-2443

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Date action report first entered:   01/24/2018
Date of last report update:   01/24/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Dwan Golf Club is an 18-hole course owned and operated by the City of Bloomington, it was certified on 07/11/2011

For more information contact:
Mary Hurliman (City staff)   |   mhurliman@BloomingtonMN.gov   |   952-563-8730

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Date action report first entered:   06/07/2012

Implementation details:
In 2010, the Burnumwood Golf Course was re-certified as Audobon Coop Sanctuary.

For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff)   |   basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us   |   952-895-4524

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Date action report first entered:   12/03/2010

Implementation details:
The Meadowbrook Golf course has been a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for over 2 years.

Descriptive links: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=96&parkid=294

For more information contact:
Steve Stadler (City staff)   |   sstadler@hopkinsmn.com   |   952-548-6350

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Date action report first entered:   03/26/2012
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
Keller Golf Course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since April 2008. This golf course is one of 22 golf courses within the state of Minnesota that are certified in this manner according to the Audubon Society website.

Descriptive links: http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/parks/golf/keller.htm

For more information contact:
Audra Robins (City staff)   |   Audra.robins@maplewoodmn.gov   |   651-249-2125

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Date action report first entered:   06/02/2011

Implementation details:
Somerby Country Club in Byron is certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course

Descriptive links: http://acspgolf.auduboninternational.org/

For more information contact:
Jeff Ellerbusch (City staff)   |   ellerbusch.jeff@CO.OLMSTED.MN.US   |   507-328-7132

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greenstep advisor
Jenna Fletcher, Program Director, Trust for Public Land: 651-999-5306, Jenna.Fletcher@tpl.org, https://www.tpl.org/our-work/minnesota