Transforming Golf Course Sustainability: The Innovative Solar-Powered Solution at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay
In a world increasingly focused on environmental sustainability, The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, a prominent member of the Tennessee Golf Trail, is pioneering change. Their unwavering commitment to eco-conscious practices has led to a groundbreaking partnership with Linne Industries. The result? The implementation of two Pond Hawk solar-powered subsurface aeration systems, a game-changer for the golf industry and the environment.
Kathy Glapa, a leading voice from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Office of Sustainable Practices, praises this innovation. She states, “The Pond Hawk solar-powered aeration system is the IDEAL sustainable solution for improving the water quality of the irrigation lake at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay. By utilizing solar energy to power the aerators, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating the need for any electricity from the grid.”
This quote captures the heart of the matter – a cutting-edge solution that not only benefits the golf course but also contributes to reducing carbon emissions. It’s a win-win for the golf course and the environment.
Director of Hospitality, Shannon Bowles, adds, “The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay has long led the way in environmentally sustainable programs.” This step to install Pond Hawk systems is a testament to their continuous commitment to improving the health and appearance of the golf course’s irrigation lake.
With these solar-powered systems, the golf club is setting a new standard for golf course sustainability, showcasing that responsible environmental practices and golf can go hand in hand.
As we look to the future, this eco-friendly partnership between The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay and Linne Industries serves as an inspiring model for other golf courses and industries to follow. Learn more about this remarkable collaboration and its impact at tnstateparks.com/golf/course/bear-trace-at-harrison-bay. Together, we can all contribute to a greener, more sustainable world, one fairway at a time.