2020 marks year three for The Soak it Up! Award, showcasing people who are becoming part of the solution to protect local waters.
Citizens nominate their own or another property landscaped with water in mind. Nominated projects reduce polluted runoff to local waterways, beautify neighborhoods, show neighbors how projects are done, and inspire more local work. Voluntary projects on private land add the resources and imagination of citizens to ongoing, planful work by local governments, to tackle the largest water pollution challenge in our region.
In 2018, we honored Misty’s Dance Unlimited. In 2019, we honored Roush Rentals Waterview Apartments. Both locations produces virtually zero runoff, and are just one of many properties in our area where landowners are tackling runoff pollution to improve our waterways.
The Soak it Up! Award accepts nominations from any local resident, group or business who has put in the work and invested in water-friendly landscaping. Below are some great examples of those in our community who have completed water-friendly landscaping projects. Know of any others? It is never too early to NOMINATE YOURSELF OR A NEIGHBOR FOR THE 2020 SOAK IT UP! AWARD. Do it today!