California’s Hollywood Bowl has been designated a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, a program of Audubon International. Jim Sluiter, staff ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, said in a statement that the Hollywood Bowl was “to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on their property.” To receive certification, a property must maintain a high degree of environmental quality in categories including environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, water quality and conservation, resource management, and outreach and education. Properties go through a recertification process every two years. “We are constantly striving to find new and better ways to conserve energy, limit water usage, and to protect and promote the preservation and growth of native plant and wildlife,” said Los Angeles Philharmonic Chief Operating Officer Arvind Manocha. Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1922.
Posted August 19, 2010