For Immediate Release: February 9, 2016
Contact: Zachary Wike (937) 754-0794
Beavercreek Golf Club Becomes Designated Groundwater Guardian Green Site
By practicing good groundwater and environmental stewardship, Beavercreek Golf Club was recently designated as a 2016 Groundwater Guardian Green Site by The Groundwater Foundation. Beavercreek Golf Club’s groundwater-friendly practices include pesticide and fertilizer use reduction and safety, water conservation, water quality management, and implementation of an integrated pest management program.
Groundwater Guardian Green Sites are essentially green spaces – like golf courses; ball fields; educational campuses; and residential, recreational, and office parks – that implement groundwater and surface water-friendly practices to maintain the site. Beavercreek Golf Club completed an application to evaluate and document its groundwater-friendly practices to earn this exclusive designation.
By naturalizing pond and stream banks, efficient use of irrigation, dedicating no-spray zones around sensitive areas, soil testing and applying fertilizer based on specific nutrient needs, and storing and mixing pesticides and fertilizers in a self-contained, impervious floor area, Beavercreek Golf Club is going “green” and helping to protect and conserve local water supplies.
Groundwater protection in the Miami Valley is very important as the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer System provides potable water for most of the Miami Valley and Greater Cincinnati regions. It is estimated that this aquifer holds 1.5 trillion gallons of fresh water. This aquifer, which was created by glacial deposits consisting of mostly sand and gravel, acts as a sponge during rain events, allowing it to easily recharge. This, however, makes it extremely important that proper land management practices are followed to protect such a valuable asset.
Groundwater Guardian Green Sites is a program of The Groundwater Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska with a mission to educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations. The program began in 2007 to recognize good stewards of groundwater by encouraging managers of highly-managed green spaces to implement, measure, and document their groundwater-friendly practices.
Other interested sites can find out more about the Groundwater Guardian Green Site online at http://www.groundwater.org/action/community/green-sites.html, or calling 1-800-858-4844.
For more information about Beavercreek Golf Club’s operation, please contact Zachary Wike at (937) 754-0794 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Groundwater Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska with a mission to educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has offered various educational programming for youth and adults. To learn more, visit www.groundwater.org.