Dehli College Golf Course recognized for envirnomental excellence
The Delhi College Golf Course has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International. The Delhi College Golf Course is the 15th course in New York State and the 345th in the world to receive this honor.
To reach certification, a golf course must demonstrate that it is maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in number of areas, such as: environmental planning; wildlife and habitat management; outreach and education; integrated pest management; water conservation; and water quality management.
The college’s student chapter of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America, with assistance from the golf course’s Assistant Superintendent Vivian Walker, initiated Delhi’s ACSS program in 1998. Students saw the chance to expand access to effective conservation and wildlife enhancement for the campus as well as the Delhi community.