Envisioning Native PlantingsQuality Parks is seeking partners to support a 2018 native planting at the Port Jefferson County Club. According to Christine Kane, Audubon International's Executive Director, "managing properties for pollinators, like monarchs & other butterflies, is a great way to pull together best practices to protect water quality, diversify wildlife habitat, improve aesthetics of golf and more ." Last year, Quality Parks and Four Harbors Audobon Society met with the Port Jefferson Golf Course Superintendent to discuss native planting ideas. This year we hope to partner with corporations to plan for and fund a pilot project at the Port Jefferson Country Club. Quality Parks grows native plants just around the corner from the golf course, so their sources are very local and well suited for planting in the out-of-play areas.
All these photographs were taken at the Quality Parks Long Island Native Plants. We grow out local seed sources to plug and pot sizes.
The Port Jefferson County Club is 170 acres of open space.
The following photographs were taken off season, at the Port Jefferson Country Club.
TimelineLast Updated: February 18, 2018
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March-April - Mindy Block, Quality Parks President and Joy Cirigliano, Four Harbors Audobon Society, met with Brian Macmillian, Port Jefferson Golf Course Superintendent, to discuss recent clearings and native plantings. We learned that the clearings were part of a plan to increase air flow and reduce the need for fungicides. Quality Parks also contacted Audobon International who certifies golf courses protecting the environment and natural heritage of the game of golf .
"January 1, the Village of Port Jefferson takes control of the management of the golf and tennis operations and selects the Lombardi family to operate the dining and catering facility for twenty years ."
"On May 2, by a vote of 892 to 616, the residents of Port Jefferson approve the purchase of the 170 acre Harbor Hills Country Club for $2,290,000. In November, Felix and Anthony Rinaldi Associates are given the lease to operate the Harbor Hills Country Club. December 2, Spiliotis Enterprises is selected to operate the Harbor Hills Country Club ."
"On February 20, 1978 Mayor Harold Sheprow, on behalf of the Village of Port Jefferson, leases the Harbor Hills Country Club for one dollar. On March 22, Mayor Harold Sheprow, Trustees Robert Sisler, Gordon Thomsen and Helen Ward vote to authorize a public referendum on a bond issue to approve the acquisition of the Harbor Hills Country Club from the estate of Norman K. Winston ."
Sept 13 - "There is hereby established a Country Club Management Advisory Council pursuant to the Village Law of the State of New York. . . . The Country Club Management Advisory Council shall consist of the President of the Port Jefferson Golf Association, the President of the Port Jefferson Tennis Association, and 11 additional members who are to be appointed by the Board of Trustees. Those members appointed by the Board of Trustees shall serve for a term of three years. All members of the Council shall serve without compensation ."References
- Aerial Photography by Google Maps
-  - Audubon International partners with Monarch Joint Venture to get 'Monarchs in the Rough
-  - https://www.auduboninternational.org/acspgolf
- - http://portjeffcc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-White-Book-Master-5.12.17-1.pdf
-  - https://ecode360.com/9305147?highlight=country%20club