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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Riverside Golf Course Superintendent Wins Eco-Maine Excellence Award

Gene Pierotti, Riverside Golf Superindendent,Wins Eco-Maine Excellence Award

While doing that, Gene is also committed to making sure the course operates in an environmental friendly and sustainable manner. He has taken some very exciting steps that make him a real leader in sustainable land care practices, including: reducing pesticides on the course by 60%; installing nesting boxes in locations selected by a local bird expert with the goal of expanding habitats; and establishing bee hives on the course along with pollinator-friendly plants. Golfers have enjoyed watching the birds and appreciate that the course can have strong environmental ethics and still be fun to play. Congratulations to Gene!

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