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Links at Boynton Beach Recognized For Environmental Excellence

The City of Boynton Beach’s municipal golf course, The Links at Boynton Beach, has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Scott Wahlin, Golf Course Manager, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course, and has been recognized for environmental stewardship by Audubon International. Links at Boynton Beach was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2006 and is one of 1,010 courses in the world to receive this honor. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources.

"Links at Boynton Beach has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Joellen Lampman, Associate Director of Environmental Programs. "To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Lampman. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every two years.