Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program
Leslie Park also is working on becoming a certified sanctuary through Audubon International's Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. This program was developed by Audubon International, and helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. By helping enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, enhancing efficiency, and minimizing potentially harmful impacts of golf courses, the program serves as a vital resource for Leslie Park.
The Audubon program is designed to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources in and surrounding the golf course. Currently Leslie Park has achieved status in the Environmental Planning category. We are working towards achieving full certification as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. There are five more categories in which we need to achieve full Cooperative Sanctuary certification. They are:
1. Chemical Use Reduction and Safety
2. Wildlife and Habitat Management
3. Water Conservation
4. Water Quality Management
5. Outreach and Education