SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
Winners of Truckee Meadows Water Authority’s (TMWA) 2010 Water-Efficient Landscape Awards have been announced. The winners, who are all TMWA customers, received hundreds of dollars in prizes donated from community sponsors. Entries were evaluated on efficient irrigation systems, aesthetics, plant selection and mulches.
“We applaud these residents who have helped us show the community that a water-efficient and beautiful landscape is possible in the Truckee Meadows,” Lora Rose Richards, TMWA Administrator of Conservation and Community Education programs, said. “Many entrants mention how they’ve been able to substantially lower their water bills by making changes to their landscape.”
Awards were given in two categories, Design by Homeowner and Design by Professional. Winners in the Design by Homeowner category include; first-place, Lisa Blauth of Reno; second-place, Vern and Barbara Crawford of Sparks; and third-place, Andrew Wolf of Reno. Design by Professional winners include; first-place, Cindy McCauley of Reno with Mike Kelly and Santiago Landscape; second-place winner, Jeanne Barrett of Reno with Artistic Gardens; and third-place, Lester and Wanda Conklin of Reno with Jerry Mitchell.
Judges included Jason Perry of Western Turf & Hardscapes, Scott Gescheider of Moana Nursery and Anita Hawkins, Water Conservation Consultant for TMWA.
Special thanks to all who participated in the sixth annual Water-Efficient Landscape Awards, especially to sponsors: All Seasons Lawn and Landscaping, Dayton Valley Turf, Dry Creek Garden Co., Moana Nursery, Rail City Garden Center and Western Turf & Hardscapes. Please visit www.tmwalandscapeguide.com for photos of the winning entries and more information about water-efficient landscaping.
Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.