Landscape Beautification Award Winners Announced
First Interstate Bank and Campbell County High School Recognized
The City of Gillette Park and Beautification Board announced the winners of the 2019 Landscape Beautification Awards at the November 19th, 2019 regular meeting of the Gillette City Council.
First Interstate Bank was recognized with the Most Beautiful Award for their landscaping at their Highway 59 branch. They received the "What's Next, Dad?" traveling statute from the Mayor's Art Council to display on their property for one year.
Campbell County High School was recognized as for the Most Improved Award. They will receive $500 in Chamber Gold Certificates toward continued improvements the their campus.
About the Landscape Beautification Awards
The Landscape Beautification Awards are presented annually by the Parks and Beautification Board in three categories:
- Most Beautiful - This award will honor businesses, institutions, civic groups, and non-profit organizations who contribute to the improvement and beautification of our City. Neighborhoods within the City which have improved landscape in common areas are also eligible to be nominated. Winners will receive a permanent sign, designated the month and year of the award, that can be displayed on their property. Winners will also be featured in local media outlets. From the five monthly winners, one grand prize winner will be selected to receive the traveling trophy for the year.
- Most Improved - This award recognizes those businesses, institutions, civic groups, and non-profit organizations that have made significant improvements to their landscaping over the years. Neighborhoods within the City which have improved landscape in common areas are also eligible to be nominated. From the five monthly winners, one grand prize winner will be selected to receive $500 in Gillette Gold Bucks. The grand prize winners will be asked to submit a final report briefly explaining how the prize funds were used to improve landscaping, including pictures.
- Go Green – This award acknowledges those businesses, institutions, civic groups, and non-profit organizations that have made sustainability a key feature of their landscape design. Neighborhoods within the City which have improved landscape in common areas are also eligible to be nominated. Examples may include, but are not limited to: wildlife or pollinator habitat, water-wise gardening techniques (rain barrels, cisterns, drip irrigation), use of native plants, low impact development practices, trees for shading, windbreaks, compost bins, recycling in any form and use of organic/ microbiological fertilizers and pesticides in the landscape. Winners will receive a sign, designating the month and year of the award, that can be displayed on their property.
Nominations may come from anyone. Self-nominations are encouraged. The Parks Board will determine winners for the months of May, June, July, August, and September based on applications received. To be eligible for this award, the landscape must be located with the City of Gillette and meet current code as to landscaping regulations. If you would like to nominate, please fill out the Landscape Beautification Award Nomination Form.
For more information, contact Communications Manager Geno Palazzari at (307) 686-5393.