The Niagara Parks Commission and Legends on the Niagara want to celebrate the years of hard work that has resulted in Legends being designated a “Certified Audubon Sanctuary” for environmental and wildlife stewardship on its 1,000 acre golf complex. On Sunday August 23 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. green fees will be $65 plus tax including golf, power cart, practice range, lunch at the turn and a registration gift.
According to Laura Karosic, Associate Director of Environmental Programs at Audubon International, “Legends on the Niagara has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. The staff is to be commended for their efforts in providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the Legends property.”
To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.
“Since 2004, The Niagara Parks Commission has been pleased to work with Audubon International to achieve this prestigious designation,” stated NPC Chair, Janice Thomson. “While Legends on the Niagara has become renowned for its challenging play, today we celebrate the tireless devotion of our staff in pursuing this highly sought-after certification and commitment to environmental stewardship and preservation.”
In accepting this designation, Superintendent Tom Newton remarked, “At Legends on the Niagara we take great pride in providing a golf facility that is maintained to the highest possible standards, and reflects the Niagara Parks Commission’s belief in environmental protection.”
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, New Zealand.
Visit niagaraparksgolf.com to book your tee time for this special event.