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Environmental Policy

The Springs Preserve is committed to operate in an environmentally sound and responsible manner, protect the natural and cultural resources in its care, and serve as a model of stewardship for the community. Through the implementation of the organization's environmental management system, the Springs Preserve will:

  • Engage our staff, volunteers and visitors in our commitment to honor and protect our environment; and
  • Empower staff, volunteers and visitors with the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary to provide a more sustainable future for the community we serve.

We are committed to:

  • Protection of the environment, including the prevention of pollution, by reducing our impacts to air and water, reducing/reusing solid waste, and embracing in our decision making process the environmental impacts associated with our operations;
  • Ensuring the continual improvement of both our Environmental Management System and our environmental performance;
  • Meeting or exceeding all applicable compliance obligations to which the organization subscribes; and
  • Creating public awareness by connecting audiences to environmental conservation and sustainability issues; inspiring respect and appreciation of the natural world; and empowering audiences to make informed decisions.

The Springs Preserve's Environmental Management System (EMS) provides a framework for identifying, evaluating, managing and improving our environmental performance. I encourage employees in all areas of the Preserve to contribute to implementing strategies to help achieve the goals embodied in the EMS.

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