Best Practice Action Detail

Best Practice Action 18.6

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

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.
1 star One public or private golf course is certified.
2 star More than one golf course certified.
3 star All park lands certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.

Who's doing it

Edina - 2 star
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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.
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For more information contact:
Tom Swenson (City staff) | TSwenson@Ci.Edina.MN.US | 952-941-2443
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Bloomington - 1 star
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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
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For more information contact:
Steve Gurney (City staff) | sgurney@BloomingtonMN.gov | 952-563-4606
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Burnsville - 1 star
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Implementation details:
In 2010, the Burnumwood Golf Course was re-certified as Audobon Coop Sanctuary.
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For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff) | basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us | 952-895-4524
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Hopkins - 1 star
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The Meadowbrook Golf course has been a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for over 2 years.
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For more information contact:
Steve Stadler (City staff) | sstadler@hopkinsmn.com | 952-548-6350
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Maplewood - 1 star
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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.
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For more information contact:
Audra Robins (City staff) | Audra.robins@maplewoodmn.gov | 651-249-2125
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Rochester - 1 star
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Somerby Country Club in Byron is certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course
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For more information contact:
Jeff Ellerbusch (City staff) | ellerbusch.jeff@CO.OLMSTED.MN.US | 507-328-7132
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