Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WSU Palouse Ridge Golf Club is thirsty!

Recently the state of Washington has created a $16M water reclamation scheme for the city of Pullman to help ease the pressure on the local Grand Ronde aquifer. However the local Palouse Ridge Golf Club will not be included in this plan. This seems rather strange while golf courses are being utilized by cities everywhere else in the world to filter and clean otherwise unusable runoff before being released in to the environment, some feel that perhaps the course should of had a better water plan in place to begin with!

Palouse Ridge has a great environmental management strategy already in place, find it here, where they are achieving approximately 90% irrigation efficiency, way above what most golf courses are able to achieve. Additionally they have enrolled in the Audubon Cooperative Sactuary Program.

On a side note: I love seeing when multi land use strategies are put in to place, especially on golf courses. The aerial image below illustrates where winter activities such as cross-country skiing, tobagoning and snowshoeing are encouraged on the property during the winter months.

For more information on Palouse Ridge Golf Club, check them out here.


March 14, 2009 at 8:26 a.m.

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