0 Pitchcare RSPB Golf Conservation Event

Pitchcare, in conjunction with the RSPB are to hold a conservation event at Enville Golf Club on the 18th September 2014.

Key speakers will include Nigel Symes of the RSPB, co-author of 'Birds and golf courses: a guide to habitat management', jointly published by the RSPB and R&A.

The day is to be packed with practical opportunities for course managers, their staff and club secretaries to gain insights into the benefits that conservation can provide to golfers and the wider environment.

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The day will focus on four key conservation areas specific to golf courses: woodland, water, rough and waste management. Workshops will be lead by the turf industries leading technical experts including a representative of the Environment Agency to discuss management of water habitats and the implications of pesticides in relation to the Water Framework Directive.

Nigel Symes from the RSPB will discuss Woodland management for golf and conservation, Nigel will be focussing on 'Giving Nature a Home on golf courses. These occupy twice as much of Britain than RSPB reserves - so the scale of opportunity is really high'.

John Handley, Technical Manager at Maxwell Amenity, to lead a workshop discussing monitoring and surveillance of roughs on golf courses. Kim Blake, the Course Manager at Fulford Heath Golf Club is to lead a workshop discussing waste minimization and compost manufacture.

This event is also being supported by several organisations including the Wildlife Trust, pulling together a wide array of conservation organisations providing course managers with access to experts within a setting that applies ecological principles to the highest of standards.

There will be a guided tour of Enville Golf Club by Course Manager Jonathan Wood looking at the benefits the club members have derived from being part of the Higher Level Agri-environment Stewardship Scheme.

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If you need more information regarding this event do not hesitate to call 01952 898 510 or email editor@pitchcare.com.

See you on Thursday 18th September!

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