On Thursday, March 31, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) will partner with the PAGCS and Audubon International (AI), to offer a free education opportunity: Golf Course Management Workshop: Blending Recreation, Wildlife, and Waterways
Held at Cedarbrook Country Club from 9:30am – 12:30pm, this complimentary workshop will offer CEU’s and a continental breakfast. Topics include BMP’s, storm water management, managing floods and erosion on golf courses, protecting the integrity of course habitat, and much more. Click here or see below for full agenda: Golf Course Workshop Agenda
This event is courtesy of grant funding to the WVWA. Registration is required: Click here to register.
Golf Course Management Workshop: Blending Recreation, Wildlife, and Waterways
Cedarbrook Country Club
180 Penllyn Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Thursday, March 31th, 2016, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Welcome and Introductions – 9:30
Rob Nolek, Superintendent of Cedarbrook Country Club, Dennis Miranda, Executive Director of Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) and Tara Donadio, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International will welcome participants and provide a brief background on their organizations.
Working Within Your Eco-Region: Using BMPs to Create A Healthy Course Environment – 9:45
Tara Donadio, Audubon International Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs
This workshop is designed to prepare participants to ensure clean fresh water supplies, while protecting the habitat integrity of their property. Case studies and group work will illustrate how to handle common problems. The goal of this presentation is to help golf course managers practice the skillful and conscientious act of integrating environmental planning, policies, and practices into day-to-day operations to bring about positive, productive, and healthy golf course management.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Golf Best Management Practices Manual – 11:00
Paul Racette, PEC Watersheds Program Manager
PEC created a manual that includes 18 Best Management Practices (BMPs) that can help golf course superintendents and staff improve water quality and manage stormwater and storm events on their property.
Montgomery County Conservation District: Local support programs – 11:20
Krista Scheirer, MCCD Watershed Specialist
The Montgomery County Conservation District offers many helpful resources regarding stormwater projects, education and grants important to golf course management.
Flood Management at Cedarbrook Country Club – 11:40
Rob Nolek, Cedarbrook Country Club Superintendent
Cedarbrook Country Club contains a section of the main stem of the Wissahickon Creek running through it. Due to stormwater issues in our suburban area, Cedarbrook has had to find new ways to manage flooding and erosion problems on their course.