Established upstate New York neighborhood becomes the first in state to be ISC-Audubon Certified for bird and wildlife sanctuary.
(2014) Audubon International press release. Colonial Acres, an established 50-year old neighborhood in Glenmont, New York becomes the first New York neighborhood to become ISC-Audubon Certified Neighborhood in the Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary category. The neighborhood includes 110 homes co-located with a 9-hole Audubon Certified Golf Course (owned by Open Space Institute).
The HOA submitted a plant list of shade trees, understory trees and some shrubs for habitat along with a list of known bird species (and bats) as well as a community map documenting bird feeders, nesting boxes and water features. Future plans include installing a butterfly garden and adding bird feeders to common areas.