Presumpscot Watershed Initiative

Golf Courses

Presumpscot River Watch (PRW) is building upon a successful Casco Bay-area pilot program to support six watershed golf courses in seeking Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program certification. PRW will work with local course superintendents, greens staff, and members to assess their course’s environmental resources and develop an environmental plan that fits the site’s unique setting and goals.

Targeted Watershed Grant funds will support installation of equipment wash pads, revegetation of riparian buffers, and other best management practices aimed at minimizing water quality impacts. This innovative, market-based program helps golfers identify courses that practice environmentally sustainable practices, and helps courses distinguish themselves in a crowded marketplace while realizing substantial cost savings and reducing non-point sources of pollution to the Presumpscot River.

PRW is currently seeking interested superintendents, greens staff, and golfers at area courses to participate in the Certification process. For more information, contact Forrest Bell, PRW Executive Director, at 207-650-7597 or forrestb@maine.rr.com.

For more information, see:
Presumpscot River Area Golf Course Environmental Stewardship Program
Audubon International’s Golf & The Environment Fact Sheet