Legends Club Recognized For Environmental Excellence

Legends Club has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Scott Thayer, Superintendent, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International. Legends Club is the 25th course in Minnesota and the 826th in the world to receive the honor.

“Legends Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Joellen Lampman, Program Manager for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs. “To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas,” explained Lampman. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.

“We are excited about our partnership with Audubon International. The Sanctuary Program offers a great opportunity to highlight our environmental efforts, and we are all extremely proud to have achieved certification.” – Scott Thayer, Superintendent

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program. Audubon certified courses in Minnesota also include: Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton; Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington; Somerby Golf Club in Byron; Somerset Country Club in Mendota Heights; Spring Hill Golf Club, Wayzata Country Club, and Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata; Superior National at Lutsen in Lutsen; The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis; The Wilderness Golf Course at Fortune Bay Resort in Tower; Town & Country Club in St. Paul; TPC Twin Cities in Blaine; and White Bear Yacht Club in White Bear Lake.

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