March 26, 2015 – Neshanic Valley Golf Course, 2301 South Branch Road, Neshanic Station, New Jersey, has added to the long list of environmental recognition the facility has received in its first 10 years of operation, earning the prestigious Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Arthur P. Weber Environmental Leaders in Golf Award.
The MGA is comprised of clubs throughout the tri-state area. The MGA is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most respected golf organizations with nearly 140,000 members.
The Arthur P. Weber MGA Club Environmental Leaders in Golf Award recognizes an MGA member club that demonstrates environmental stewardship through golf course maintenance, construction, education, and research.
Neshanic Valley is the first public facility to earn the award. Prior recipients include: Trump National, Bedminster, NJ – 2007; Sebonack Golf Club, Southhampton, NY – 2008; Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY – 2009; Glen Arbor Golf Club, Bedford, NY – 2010; Round Hill Country Club, Greenwich, CT – 2011; Rockland Country Club, Sparkill, NY – 2012; Wee Burn Country Club, Darien, CT – 2013; and Manhattan Woods Country Club, West Nyack, NY – 2014.
“Earning the Weber Award is another great honor for Neshanic Valley and a tribute to the entire Park Commission, beginning with the leadership provided by the Commissioners and senior management and including the dedicated staff at the course,” commented Darrell Marcinek, Director of Golf Maintenance for the Park Commission.
In addition to the Weber Award, Neshanic Valley has been recognized by the Audubon International as a Certified Cooperative Sanctuary for preservation and enhancement of the wildlife habitat and protection of natural resources; by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority as a “River-Friendly” facility based on operational and maintenance practices; and recognized for Environmental Stewardship by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The facility has also been recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site by the Groundwater Foundation.
Information on all Park Commission programs and activities may be found at www.somersetcountyparks.org.