Seaview Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort in Southern New Jersey Takes Environmentally Friendly Actions

August 21, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
GALLOWAY, NJ - August 21, 2008 - As part of Marriott Golf's recent mandate program whereby 34 managed golf properties throughout North America and the Caribbean will become Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries by the end of 2008, Seaview Resort & Spa is doing its part to help preserve the environment by protecting a species of special concern in the State of New Jersey.

Each year, Seaview Resort & Spa's famed Bay Course is inhabited by nesting Diamondback Terrapins, a species of turtles native to the brackish coastal swamps of eastern and southern United States. Although Seaview has always proactively advised golfers to be especially mindful of the turtles while playing, this year the golf course resort in Southern New Jersey has taken even greater measures. To help protect these special turtles, Seaview has created several excluder traps, which are placed over nesting sites within bunkers throughout the course. These environmentally friendly excluder traps keep other animals, such as crows and foxes, from digging up turtle eggs and also prevent golfers from accidentally walking on nests while on the Bay Course.

In addition to building excluder traps for the Diamondbacks, Seaview has recently partnered with The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, an organization dedicated to promoting the conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems. As part of the partnership, this environmentally friendly hotel made a $500 donation to the Institute and has "adopted a turtle." The money will be used to buy a transmitter for the adopted baby turtle, which will allow the Institute to monitor the turtle over the next couple of years and use the information for their ongoing research.

"Working with The Wetlands Institute and building the excluder traps to help protect the Diamondbacks has been a significant part of our Audubon Certification process," said Kevin Tansey, Bay Course Superintendent at Seaview Resort & Spa. "Our entire staff is thrilled to be participating in this program, and we hope it encourages our guests to do their part to save and protect the environment."

About Seaview Resort & Spa
Seaview Resort & Spa is an environmentally friendly Marriott hotel and one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast Region, located minutes from Atlantic City's casinos, beaches and boardwalk and within easy driving time of Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York. Situated on 670 acres, with 27,000 square feet of conference and meeting space suitable for all types of functions, the Seaview Spa & Resort features 36 holes of championship golf on two of New Jersey's oldest and most prestigious courses, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, an indoor swimming pool, health club, tennis, and gourmet and casual dining. Seaview's golf facilities also include a John Jacobs/Shelby Futch Golf Academy and beautifully groomed natural-grass practice facilities. Also located nearby to this New Jersey shore resort is the Marriott Vacation Club International's Fairway Villas. To find out more information about the Seaview Resort & Spa please visit: