The Weibring golf club recognized for its environmental excellence


NORMAL, Illinois – The Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University retained its “Audubon Certified Co-op Sanctuary” designation through the Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an international Audubon program.

Participation is designed to help course staff plan, organize, implement, and document a comprehensive environmental management program and receive recognition for their efforts. To obtain certification, a course must demonstrate that they maintain a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, awareness and education, reduction and safety of chemical use, water conservation and water quality management. .

“The Illinois State University Weibring Golf Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a wildlife sanctuary on golf course property,” said Christine Kane, CEO of Audubon International.

Illinois State University’s Weibring Golf Club is one of more than 900 courses in the world to hold this honor. Golf courses in the United States, Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification from the program. The golf course was designated an Audubon Certified Cooperative Sanctuary in 2018. Following designation, the courses go through a recertification process every three years.

“We view the site visit as an important part of recertifying a course,” said Kane. “It provides objective verification of some of the most visible aspects of the course’s environmental management activities. the land, water, wildlife and natural resources that surround them. “

About Audubon International

Audubon International is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit environmental education organization dedicated to providing people with the education and assistance they need to practice responsible stewardship of land, water, wildlife and other natural resources. To fulfill this mission, the organization provides training, services, and a suite of award-winning environmental education and certification programs for individuals, organizations, properties, new developments, and entire communities.

For more information, contact Audubon International at 120 Defreest Drive, Troy, NY 12180, 1-844-767-9051, email [email protected], or visit the website at www.


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