Turkeys at Radrick Farms
Sept. 28, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Radrick Farms Golf Course has been chosen to receive the 2012 Washtenaw County Environmental Excellence Award for Water Quality Protection announced by the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office. Radrick Farms was selected to receive this award for their exemplary participation in the Community Partners for Clean Streams Program and outstanding water quality protection measures.
"Working with the Community Partners for Clean Streams program has been very beneficial," said Radrick Farms General Manager Corbin Todd. "The program representatives have taken a very collaborative approach of identifying and implementing best practices for environmental stewardship. We are very grateful to the County for recognizing the stewardship efforts of our staff. We look forward to continuing our partnership."
Consideration for the environment has been a major priority since the inception of Radrick Farms. The Michigan Department of Agriculture certified the course with the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program (MTESP). It has also been recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and is one of only four courses in the state to receive both MTESP and Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certifications. Radrick is the only Groundwater Guardian Green Site in the state of Michigan.
In addition to the state and national certifications, Radrick has received recognition from the Washtenaw County Pollution Prevention Program and the Community Partners for Clean Streams.
Radrick Farms Golf Course will receive the award at the annual Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony to be held at the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioner's Meeting at the Washtenaw County Administration Building on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
Environmental Excellence Awards Program
The Environmental Excellence Awards Program aims to recognize businesses and non-profit organizations in Washtenaw County that provide leadership in environmental protection and practice environmentally sound behavior in the areas of water quality protection, waste reduction and recycling, and pollution prevention. Criteria include:
• Compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations;
• Implementation of innovative environmental initiatives above and beyond legal requirements;
• Submission of necessary plans and reports, e.g. Hazardous Materials and Waste Spill Response plans, Water Quality Action Plan, Solid Waste Generator Reports, Pollution Prevention Status Sheets, etc.;
• A demonstrated commitment to our environment and community.
A Steering Committee facilitates the award process, including the recommendations of businesses or non-profit organizations to receive the award. The Steering Committee consists of Washtenaw County staff from the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and the Division of Environmental Health.
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