Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Natural Lands, Twp. Officials Calling For Growing Greener Communities Award Nominations In Chester County

Natural Lands and the Chester County Association of Township Officials are calling for nominations for the Growing Greener Communities Award, which honors conservation accomplishments by townships in Chester County.  The deadline for nominations is February 16.
The Natural Lands Growing Greener Communities Award was developed in 2013 to recognize municipalities that have engaged in dynamic initiatives to save land, steward natural resources, and/or connect people to nature.
The award will be presented at the spring CCATO conference on March 8, 2018.
“Chester Counties’ communities have been true leaders in open space preservation, smart growth, and sustainable environmental policy,” said Molly Morrison, president of Natural Lands. “We believe it’s important to recognize the excellent work happening at the township level and celebrate the dedicated officials, staff, and volunteers who make it possible.”
“CCATO is pleased to have the opportunity to highlight the successes of local government, the County of Chester, and Natural Lands in the area of open space preservation and maintenance,” said Dave Connors, president of CCATO. “Efforts to preserve open space will help to maintain the character of Chester County for years to come.”
Examples of qualifying projects include:
-- Dynamic utilization of open space, such as a community garden or multi-use trail;
-- Efforts to care for land and water, such as a stream clean up, riparian buffer planting, meadow naturalization, or environmentally sensitive stormwater management;
-- Progressive, conservation-minded planning, such as ordinances that preserve community green space or improve commercial corridors with shade trees and other greening elements.
For details on the award program and nomination forms, visit the Natural Lands Trust’s Growing Greener Communities Award webpage or call 610-353-5587 ext. 211.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Natural Lands website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from Natural Lands and Like them on Facebook.  Click Here to support their activities.

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