What is the Soak it Up! Award?
The Soak it Up! Award honors people in our community who have completed a water-friendly landscaping project to reduce stormwater runoff at home or at work.
What kind of projects are eligible for the award?
Any project that alters the landscape to absorb stormwater, reduce runoff, and naturally filter out pollutants is eligible. Examples include: hard surface reduction; permeable pavement; excavation and grading of soil to direct and infiltrate water; construction of berms, swales, dry creek beds, rain gardens, rock breaks or bio-filter infiltration basins; underground water storage and infiltration; rain collection systems; 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 want to honor someone who landscaped with water in mind, NOMINATE HERE.
Previous Soak it Up! Award Winners
All nominated projects reduce polluted runoff to local waterways, beautify neighborhoods, and inspire more local work. They add the resources and imagination of private property owners to the continuous work of local governments. Together, we are tackling the largest water pollution challenge in our region.