Crystal Springs Resort Works Toward Preserving Our Environment
Crystal Springs Resort, the Northeast’s premier resort located in northwestern NJ, is committed to actively pursuing eco-tourism that increases usage and recognition of the protected New Jersey Highlands, the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge and the Appalachian Trail for the benefit of all. The Resort has become the first resort development company to address global warming and offset its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through MyClimate™, an innovative program that neutralizes the impact of GHG emissions. MyClimate™ has helped Crystal Springs address the issue of global warming by ensuring that its operations are climate friendly.
The Resort also has a strong commitment to develop its holdings in an ecologically sensitive manner, with a record for environmental excellence including:
All of the Resort’s golf courses are designated as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International
A partnership with the NJ Conserve Wildlife Foundation to use a $22,000 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) grant to manage the Oak Street Fen for Bog Turtles- goats and cows are used to eat undesirable plants
Investment of a $65,000 Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) Grant to improve wildlife habitat on Ballyowen, Black Bear and Crystal Springs golf courses
Cooperation with the NJ Non-Game Program to monitor, manage and improve the habitat for the federally endangered bog turtle habitat within Crystal Springs Golf Club and surrounding residential area
A “Beneficial Reuse” program at the Resort’s Great Gorge Country Club to water the golf course with effluent.
Recycling rain water for use in landscape irrigation within Crystal Springs residential community