In April 2019, Audubon International recertified The Country Club at Mirasol as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary!
Our Golf Course Maintenance team entered into this valuable relationship with Audubon International in 2012 in an effort to preserve the many diverse species of wildlife that inhabit Mirasol’s 2,300 acres. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program will ensure that we apply sustainable resource management practices in the long-term stewardship of our property.
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, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.
"The Country Club at Mirasol has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International.
"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every three years.
We will continue to find new and innovative ways of maintaining our environment and invite you to make the same commitment in your home. Practicing good environmental stewardship in and around your home is a vital way to make a positive contribution to the environment where you live. Click here for more information about Audubon International's Treasuring Home Pledge.
In addition to our partnership with Audubon International, we also have an Environmental Committee, comprised of members who are dedicated to preserving and improving Mirasol's environment while respecting the integrity of its habitat and demonstrating fiscally-responsible decision making. The Committee's objective is to effectively pursue environmentally-friendly operations within the community in support of Mirasol's core values.
photo courtesy of member Frank Klein