Who we Are

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The Skidaway Audubon Name

Our name is a result of our affilitation with Audubon International, the originator 20 years ago of a certification program for golf courses. Fewer than 5% of the golf courses in the U.S. are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries, a rigorous multi-pronged program that this organization oversees, “designed to help golf courses protect our natural environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game.” Even among the 1900 golf courses participating in the program, only 38% have reached certification. (You can find details about the program at The Landings Club under Golf.)

All six courses of The Landings Club have been certified since 2002; however the process does not end with certification. Each course must be recertified every two years. Certification is a cooperative effort of the leadership of The Landings Club, spearheaded by Tyson Helsel, Director of Golf Course Maintenance North, and Skidaway Audubon Committee volunteers Caryl Warner, George Word and Chuck Smith.

We are sometimes confused with the Audubon Society, which is Ogeechee Audubon in our area. We greatly esteem this affiliate of the national society and are pleased when our paths and purposes cross, but we are a separate organizationIf customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

In the News

Chris Steigelman with Audubon  International  at the annual  2019 Georgia Environmental Conference

Our History

A review of a 16-year partnership with Audubon International, Landings Club, Landings Association  and resident volunteers to sustain and enhance the environment of The Landings by Dick Miller, Chairman of Audubon Committee 1999-2001 can be downloaded here

Our COMMITEE

Carolyn McInerney

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Dawn Cordo

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Vice President

Sparrow Field Pollinator Garden 

geannettecordo@gmail.com


Cathy Adler

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Frankie Hale

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Mal Welch

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Sustainable Skidaway and Golf & Green Committee Liaison

Meredithwelch@gmail.com

Susan Fusco

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Blue Bird Project

sjbfusco@aol.com

Rick Cunningham

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Landings Bird Cam Project

cunningham.rick@gmail.com

Pattye Field

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Terrapin Rescue

mbkblabs@gmail.com

Jean Deitch

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Bat Abode Project

Jeandeitch@gmail.com


Susan Heath

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Friends of Skidaway Audubon

Webmaster

sanddheath@gmail.com


Amy Collings

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State Park Liaison

amydoggie2000@yahoo.com

Scott Helmreich

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Monarch Butterfly Trail

scott.helmreich@gmail.com 

Kathy Jacobs

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Green Thumb Garden Club Liaison

The Landings Garden Club Liaison

kbjacobs@comcast.net

Ed Conant

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Chinese Tallow tree Removal    

edconant@aol.com

                                                       







The committee meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Contact Carolyn McInerney at carol9133@gmail.com if you would like to attend a meeting.

Our Funding

Our primary source of funding is an annual golf tournament held in the spring. 2019 marks  the 21st annual tournament. Three divisions play on two courses — a men’s, women’s and a mixed division. A permanent trophy is displayed at the Plantation clubhouse.. Pro shop prizes are awarded to all winners.  In addition to recognizing winners of the tournament, the post-event party allows us to recognize the Skidaway Audubon Environmental Stewardship Award winner.


Tournament registration fees are tax deductible to the extent allowed. Donations and hole sponsorships are fully tax deductible.


Golf Tournament Chairs


2019 Terri Breyman and Renee Garcia

2018 John & Marianne Kosiewicz and Sam & Bobbi Thios

2017 Mike and Barbara Werneke

2016 Betsy Bratz

2015 Milda and Terry Blaney

2014 Muffin and Mike King

Learn More

This fundraiser, along with ongoing contributions, will help Skidaway Audubon continue its efforts dedicated to conserving and enhancing the natural resources and environment on our island

Our Mission

Additional Information

  • Our Mission is to enhance and conserve Skidaway Island’s natural environment and resources.
  • Promote environmental awareness throughout Skidaway Island through publicity, education and outreach, working with The Landings Association, The Landings Club, the Landings Company, the Skidaway Island State Park, University of Georgia Marine Education Center, and others.
  • Encourage and assist in the continued certification of the golf courses through the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
  • Continue to recommend and initiate natural landscaping and wildlife enhancement projects on the Landings Club’s Golf Courses, working with the Grounds Maintenance Department
  • Recommend and initiate natural landscaping at the Landings, working with the Association’s Public Works Department and the Landings Association’s Island Beautification Committee.
  • Coordinate and work with other organizations in the Community, such as the Birdwatchers of the Landings, the Skidaway Island Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association, The Landings Garden Club, Green Thumb Garden Club, Landings Landlovers and Ogeechee Audubon on environmental endeavors.
  • Provide on-going support to such projects as the Nature and Native Plant Trails, Bottle Brigade, Recycling Program, Dave Scott Bluebird Trail, Sparrow Field, Lagoon Beautification, Chinese Tallow Tree Removal, Water Conservation, and Skidaway Farms.
  • Raise funds for specific projects through such efforts as the annual Audubon Golf Tournament
  • Develop a Skidaway Audubon Community Sustainability Certification Program.

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