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White birds on the lake behind homes in Orchid Island
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Egret walking on putting green at Orchid Island Golf Club
Hawk flying over Orchid Island
Owl perched on a branch at Orchid Island
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A Certified Audubon Sanctuary

Orchid Island’s membership supports environmental stewardship and understands the importance of protecting the natural environment and wildlife that enhance our beautiful community and unique lifestyle.

In 2005, Orchid Island achieved the distinction of being recognized by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (the education division of Audubon International) as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which recognizes environmental stewardship. To reach certification, the golf course and Club demonstrated that it maintains a high degree of environmental quality in the following categories: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management.

The sights and sounds that greet us daily are just another reminder that there will never be another Orchid Island—and our commitment is to keep it this way for generations to come.