Our Commitment to Preserving Our Planet
Basecamp Hospitality prides itself in excellent guest services in the great outdoors. In doing so, we also strive to minimize our environmental impact on the public lands in which we operate. Clean lakes and healthy ecosystems are not only vital for our business, but they also hold inherent value as timeless pieces of living history, the resources of which sustain us and our communities. As a company that partners with local, state and federal agencies to celebrate our lakes, rivers, forests and deserts, it is our honor to care for America’s parks for all to enjoy. By meeting and exceeding environmental regulations set forth by our partner agencies, we lead by example and aim to foster a culture of environmental stewardship amongst our employees and guests. Basecamp Hospitality focuses on five (5) core areas which set the foundation for the company’s Environmental Responsibility Plan:
- Waste Management
- Water Conservation
- Watershed Health
- Sustainable Food Procurement
- Energy & Fossil Fuel Reduction
These 5 core areas impact every level of day-to-day operation for Basecamp Hospitality. From land use to community welfare, Basecamp Hospitality respects its working relationship with the environment and its people.
In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, our parks are actively taking the following steps to reduce waste – especially plastics:
The Ranch at Little Hills Green Meeting/Event Practices
- We service our weddings with glassware and we service our group events with compostable materials. We offer alternatives to single-use bottled waters including cups and encourage reusable water bottles.
- In an effort to conserve paper, The Ranch at Little Hills offers detailed digital event guides and proposals that are customized for each of our couple’s interests. Paper guides are also available upon request.
- In an effort to minimize landfill waste, a 3 bin system is in place for compostable waste, recycling, and all other waste.
Lake Gregory Green Meeting/Event Practices
- Bottled Water Reduction – Lake Gregory is using very limited amounts of plastic bottled water on property and will instead move to canned water for hospitality on tours and for resale in our boat house concessions. Further, we encourage the use of reusable containers for guests and staff.
- Separate Trash – Lake Gregory will now be separating our wedding/event trash into categories like food waste and recyclable materials.
- Reduction in Plastic Use – Lake Gregory is transitioning away from plasticware for food service and bars at weddings and events; we are now using china and glassware for all weddings.
- Energy Efficiency – We are systematically switching out all of our lightbulbs on property to LED/energy efficient bulbs.
- The staff of Lake Gregory have pledged to be conscientious stewards of the environment that we are entrusted with, and to continue to look for more ways that we can be even more sustainable and responsible in this important area.
Lake Hemet Green Meeting/Event Practices
In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, all plates and cups for events at Lake Hemet are made from recycled paper materials. We are minimizing our plastic consumption by offering new canned waters for our guests at the Market. We are also systematically replacing all lighting to LED bulbs throughout the property.
Silver Falls Green Meeting/Event Practices
- Our goal is to reduce first, recycle second.
- Food and beverage is locally sourced when possible and special attention is given to serve fruits and vegetables that are in season – some offerings are even grown on site.
- Bed, bath, and table linens are all laundered on site, which reduces the fuel emissions and use of natural resources that an offsite service would require.
- Our housekeeping department uses battery-operated vehicles to service the property whenever possible.
- In an effort to reduce waste, we offer fountain soda and draft beer varieties for on-site catered event. Bottled beverages such as soda and beer are available upon special request only.
- We encourage guests to help us save energy by turning down lights and heat when spaces are not in use. Many of our facilities use low-flow sinks, toilets, and motion-sensitive or photocell lighting.
- All in-house catered events use reusable plates, silverware, glassware, etc. Any disposable dishes for off-site catering are compostable.
- We’ve posted placards for event lodging to encourage our guests to reuse their towels during their stay.
- We encourage reusable water bottles by providing water taps in both meeting halls.
- There are recycling stations in meeting halls and lodges.
- In an effort to conserve paper, Silver Falls provides detailed digital event guides and proposals that are customized for each of our couple’s interests. Paper guides are also available upon request.
Angel Island Green Meeting/Event Practices
- We locally source our produce and vegetables as much as possible. We partner with regional vendors to provide local flavors to our guests.
- In an effort to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottled waters, Angel Island offers canned water made of 100% recyclable aluminum packaging. Additionally, there are water stations throughout the island for guests who bring their own reusable water bottle.
- Straws and cup lids are provided at the café upon request only. We are in the process of transitioning to paper straws.
- To save paper waste, we no longer print out island maps. There are large billboard maps posted throughout the island which guests can reference.
- We strive to be as paperless as possible. We provide detailed digital contracts and customized menus which are sent virtually to our guests.