The certification or recertification process with GEO really got us looking into our complete operation and got us to see things that we were doing correctly and things that we could improve on. There are six sections of certification with GEO and our inputs and reports from these areas can be found here.
The content of our Nature section can be viewed here The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay---Nature
The content of our Water section can be viewed here The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay---Water
The content of our Pollution Control section can be viewed here The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay---Pollution Control
The content of our Supply Chain section can be viewed here The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay---Supply Chain
The content of our Energy section can be viewed here The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay---Energy
The content of our Community section can be viewed here The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay---Community
We are very grateful to our department leaders locally and in Nashville for all their support in obtaining our original certification and in gaining this recertification. Special thanks go to Mr. Robin Boyer, BT@HB GM and Golf Professional, Mr. Don Campbell, Park Manager and Mr. Matt Vawter, Park Ranger at Harrison Bay State Park for their assistance in sharing and gathering information about the history and impact of Harrison Bay State Park. Special thanks also has to go to Mrs. Diane Johnstone and Mr. Jim Morgan of the Friends of Harrison Bay State Park for sharing how the Friends Group assist in providing support and funding for some park projects including the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam Project and also how they are assisting the golf course by being members of the BT@HB Bluebird monitors Bluebird Trail is Thriving.
We are very proud to be among this list of only 11 courses in the United States to have obtained GEO certification. GEO Certified United States courses
The recertification process is very educational as you get to step back and look at your operation from a distance and then dive in to gather specific information for each category. I am always excited to see how others view our environmental projects and practices and was thrilled when GEO assigned Ms. Teresa Wade of Net Positive Golf to be our independent verifier. Our complete independent verification report prepared by Ms. Wade can be read here--2017 GEO Verification Report