The Ford Field & River Club is delighted to announce that it has retained its prestigious status as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International initiative.
Kane explained that to retain this certification, a golf course must consistently maintain high standards of environmental quality across multiple categories, including Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Golf courses must undergo a rigorous recertification process every three years to ensure these standards are upheld.
Recognized by the United States Golf Association, the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses offers resources and expert guidance to golf courses, enabling them to enhance wildlife habitats and protect invaluable natural resources. The Ford’s successful recertification reaffirms its position as a leading residential community in environmental stewardship, setting the benchmark for harmonizing luxury and sustainability within the sporting club space.
To learn more about the efforts of The Ford in conserving the Lowcountry while engaging its members in meaningful and memorable ways, including the community’s Bluebird and bat boxes, Native Plant Sale, BioBlitz and Monarch’s in the Rough program read this Field Notes story.