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CNLA launching community awards program

March 11, 2013  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Mar. 11, 2013, Toronto — The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and its 10 provincial associations will launch a new Green for Life Community Awards program at Canada Blooms.

"This new award will recognize projects or geographic segments within a community, region, or municipality that have specific benefit to the public through the development and/or maintenance of green spaces," said Bill Hardy, CNLA's public relations committee chair. "In February, we recognized the efforts of the Friends of St. James Park and the St. Lawrence Market BIA for their efforts to rejuvenate St. James Park in Toronto after the Occupy Toronto protesters had trampled the grass and gardens to mud. This first award has led to the launch of a national program to recognize exceptional projects like this across Canada."
Projects can be nominated by anyone within the community or by the respective community, parks or schools championing the project, in partnership with a CNLA provincial association office. Participation is easy: simply submit five digital photographs and a project description form.

Each project will be judged on a defined set of criteria including: community spirit, innovative ideas, environmental sustainability and community impact. The overall winner will receive a trip for two to attend CNLA's National Awards of Landscape Excellence ceremony. The ceremony will be held in St. John's, Nfld., in February 2014.
For more information about the awards or to learn how to connect with your provincial association office, visit .


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