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From: Office of the Attorney General of New York State

  • Toxic Fairways: Risking Groundwater Contamination From Pesticides on Long Island Golf Courses
  • The Secret Hazards of Pesticides: Inert Ingredients
  • Home & Garden Pesticides: Questions and Answers About Safety and Alternatives
  • Pest Management By The Counties: A Call For Change

    Also read: The Toxic Treadmill
    Pesticide Use and Sales in New York State 1997-1998



    Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
    A must read is the Environmental Principles for Golf Courses in the United States whereas "a group of leading golf and environmental organizations have jointly developed a set of principles that seek to produce environmental excellence in golf course planning and siting, design, construction, maintenance and facility operations". Among the participating organizations is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Find by scrolling to bottom of page under Golf and the Environment

    Under the section "Planning and siting", some types of sensitive environments may render a site unsuitable or, in some cases, less suitable for golf course development. Examples include, but are not limited to: Wetlands; Habitat for threatened or endangered plant or animal species; and Sensitive aquatic habitats

    Golf BallKeep in mind these are merely "voluntary principles"

    Also, check out the monthly magazine of GCSAA's Golf Course Management

    Why did GCSAA insist golf courses must use the toxic pesticide Dursban when virtually all other uses are banned? And why is EPA allowing this? See BanDursban.org

    EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship

    WETLANDS POLLUTE, SAYS STUDY OKAYED BY EPA
    A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency biologist has resigned in protest of his agency's acceptance of a developer-financed study concluding that wetlands discharge more pollutants than they absorb, according to a statement released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

    You may want to contact the National Audubon Society. Ask for their study on preferred green spaces included in a development. Turns out golf courses are not the number one choice!

    Contact Audubon International about its Golf Program

    How many golfers realize they are exposed to toxic chemicals each time they enter a golf course?

    Cholinesterase Inhibition
    One of the many important enzymes needed for the proper functioning of the nervous systems. Learn what it is, how it works, which pesticides can inhibit, results of overexposure, who needs to be tested and how often, and much more. A must read for every golfer, golf course employee or nearby resident.

    Golfers aren't as healthy as they believe

    OTHER LINKS:

  • Audubon International Distinquished Scientist Program - Ecological Approaches Towards Best Management Practice For Golf Courses
  • "Committed to Green": New Environmental Management Tools for Golf Courses
  • USGS - PNSP: Pesticides Used on and Detected in Groundwater Beneath Golf Courses
  • Best Management Practices and Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Protection of Natural Resources on Golf Course Watersheds
  • Evaluation and Use of Fertilizer and Pesticide Fate and Transport Models At Golf Courses
  • Application of Agriculture Nonpoint Source Models to Predict Surface Water Quality Resulting From Golf Course Management Practices
  • Movement of Pesticides in the Environment

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  • "Infamous" Oak Harbor PUD Environmentally incorrect and politically polluted
  • SaveAudubonPark.org A community effort to protect the historic New Orleans park
  • Golf Course Threatens Eagles



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