What is the Soak it Up! Award?
The Soak it Up! Award is a way to honor and showcase people in our community who have taken on a project that reduces runoff at home or at work.
What kind of projects are eligible for the award?
Any project that alters the landscape to reduce stormwater runoff and naturally filter out pollutants is eligible. Project examples include: hard surface reduction; excavation and grading of soil to direct and infiltrate water; construction of swales, berms, dry creek beds, rain gardens, rock breaks, bio-filters; and native plantings that absorb water and reduce runoff.
Who can be nominated?
Homeowners, business owners, churches, non-profits and all other groups that have made reducing runoff pollution a priority. Nominate yourself or someone else.
What does the winner receive?
Pride. Recognition. The opportunity to inspire others.
How do I nominate someone?
If you would like to nominate someone who landscaped with water in mind, NOMINATE HERE.
Past Soak it Up! Award Winners
All nominated and award winning projects reduce polluted runoff to local waterways, beautify neighborhoods and inspire more local work. They also bring the resources and imagination of property owners to the ongoing work of local governments. Together we are tackling the largest water pollution challenge in our region.