Terrapin Adventures
8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD 20763
Central Maryland
We love to share the outdoor wonders of Central Maryland
Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bullet Environment Policy Statement:
bulletEnvironmental Team: All our staff are part of our environmental team. We constantly meet to come up with programs that help our guests appreciate the outdoors.
bulletSet Annual Goals: Our goals for 2013 are to increase the environmental educational component of our tours.
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: We buy items with recycled content
bulletEnvironmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects: Each April, we run a program called Go Green and Scream where we ask for volunteers to help us clean up the trails and riverside of Savage Park and the Little Patuxent River. We plant Cherry Blossom Trees to support Blossoms of Hope and control erosion. We constructed barriers to prevent soil erosion on our challenge course and each year add woodchips to maintain aesthetics and contribute to the soil
Waste Reduction
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property waste
bulletUse high-efficiency hand-dryers
Registration / Office
bulletUse electronic, paperless registration
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
bulletPurchase recycled paper with a high percentage recycled content
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
bulletUse refillable pens and toner cartridges
bulletReuse scrap paper for notes
bulletOffer Leave No Trace tips and green travel education to guests
bulletPromote other green attractions, activities and Maryland Green Travel facilities
Buildings and Grounds
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletInstall carpet with sustainable or recycled content
We recycle paper, cans, glass and plastic used by our guests. We do not provide cups but instead use tap water in jugs for our guests to rehydrate.
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
Water Conservation
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property water usage
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow urinals (1 gpf or less)
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletminimizes lawn areas
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletMaintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds
Energy Efficiency
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property energy usage
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
bulletUse high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in rooms, canned lighting or wherever possible
Minimize Disposable Food Service Items
We use the following best management practices:
bulletUse disposable foodservice items made with recycled content
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
bulletProvide visible recycling at all green events
bulletMinimize the use of disposable food service items
bulletUse electronic registration, correspondence and forms
bulletUse double-sided printing and copying
Other Green Practices
We use the following best management practices:
bulletAddressing Efficient Business Travel-We encourage employees to car pool
Measurable Results
Waste Reduction: We cleaned up over 40 garbage bags of trash in Savage Park and the adjacent river bank this past year. Waster Reduction: We recycled over 100 lbs. of recycled material this year