May 19, 2021
“Because we are on Goosefare Brook, our members are very much into conservation. Several members got together and got the ball rolling in applying for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP) certification.” - Cookie Eldridge, BSCC
Biddeford Saco Country Club (BSCC) has been one of the more popular Donald Ross courses in the state of Maine for 101 years. Since its early beginnings, BSCC has always been a club that has welcomed visitors, and those traditions continue today.
Achieving certification in the ACSP is a significant accomplishment. Courses must meet minimum standards set forth by Audubon International in six categories: Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. By helping people enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improving efficiency, and minimizing potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations, the program serves an important environmental role worldwide.
BSCC started the process a few years ago and they were delayed a bit by the pandemic. Their final site visit with Audubon International is scheduled for this June, which will be the last step in their certification process.
To learn more about the certification, click here: https://bit.ly/3eWtDP9