Audubon Designation

Pelican Marsh Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Pelican Marsh Golf Club maintains and recently received our re-certification as a designated “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.   Certification is awarded to golf courses that maintain a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reductions and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.

“Pelican Marsh Golf 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 Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist at Audubon International.

Pelican Marsh is one of 112 courses in Florida and 721 courses in the United States to receive the honor.  The golf course was first designated as a certified Sanctuary in 2001.  After designation, courses go through a recertification process every three years.

Pelican Marsh and its dedicated staff continue to manage and protect water quality and wildlife habitat on the property as part of an ongoing commitment to the environment.

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