MORAVIA, Iowa (AP) — A golf course at Honey Creek Resort State Park has received an environmental designation.
The State Department of Natural Resources said the Preserve on Rathbun Lake was recently given designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Officials said it is one of only six golf courses in Iowa with the designation.
The designation is given to golf courses that meet certain criteria in areas such as environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, and water conservation.
Officials say the golf course has gotten upgrades over the past four years, including native grasses, nest boxes and brush piles. The grounds crew has also reduced the use of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides.
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