The Tetherow Golf Course Director of Agronomy, Chris Condon will receive the Mike Hindahl Environmental Stewardship Award from the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association. From its natural building materials to it’s commitment to education and wildlife, Tetherow goes above and beyond when it comes to sustainability. Below are are some of the resorts unique strategies.
For one, the Buildings incorporate recycled building materials and natural resources such as plants, rock and soil. A long with the buildings, the rock used for patio spaces and pathways around the property are constructed from the land’s rocks before it was a golf course. Similarly the plants used for landscaping are up cycled and native to the property. If that isn’t enough, the staff installed 80 bird boxes resort wide, including boxes for Lewi’s Woodpeckers, which are on the endangered watch list.
Golf courses are notorious for the amount of water it takes to maintain them. The Tetherow Golf Course grass blend uses half the amount of water, fertilizers and pesticides compared to other courses in the region.
The course also educates the young community about sustainability; Tetherow Golf Course offers grade school field trips to their maintenance facility in order to spread the word about ways to help the environment.
With the award, the Tetherow Golf Course will join the 87 other golf courses in the world that rank as high in sustainability. It is the first course in Oregon to receive the award.
The award will be presented at the 2017 Environmental Seminar at the Oregon Golf Club on October 24th.