Tetherow Golf Course’s environmental achievement
Tetherow’s 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.
- Buildings incorporate recycled building material and natural resources such as plants, rock and soil.
- Buildings, patio spaces and pathways around the property incorporate rock mined from Hole 13. Crews also landscaped using plants that were moved during the construction process.
- Commitment to wildlife: Staff installed 80 bird boxes resort wide including boxes for Lewi’s Woodpeckers, which are on the endangered watch list.
- The greens: The grass blend on the course allows Tetherow to use half the amount of water, fertilizers and pesticides compared to other courses in the region.
- Education: Grade school field trips to the maintenance facility teaches youth about environmentally friendly practices.
- 1 or 87 Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary golf courses worldwide. First Oregon course to receive an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary
The award will be presented at the 2017 Environmental Seminar at the Oregon Golf Club on October 24th.