Nominations are open for FBA landscape awards

Presentation of the 2016 Non-Profit category winner includes, from left, Judi Buffone, FBA awards committee; Marjorie Claborn and Jim Claborn, representing Fallbrook Arts Inc.; Joan Sucher and Kären Feyler, FBA board members.
Presentation of the 2016 Non-Profit category winner includes, from left, Judi Buffone, FBA awards committee; Marjorie Claborn and Jim Claborn, representing Fallbrook Arts Inc.; Joan Sucher and Kären Feyler, FBA board members.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Fallbrook 2017 Outstanding Landscape Awards. The program, established in 2008, is designed to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations that contribute to community pride through excellence in landscaping, beautification, and continued property maintenance.

For the first time, the FBA will be awarding each of the winning property owners with one adult ticket to one of the Grand Tradition Signature Summer Jazz and Wine events. The winners will be announced in the Village News, on the FBA web site, and on lawn signs posted on the winning properties.

“The Landscape Awards Committee of the Fallbrook Beautification alliance was just delighted by the number of nominations submitted from residents of our village last year,” stated Karen Feyler, chair of the program. So many individuals and businesses take pride in their landscapes, and it shows. “We encourage everyone to look around town to see all the beautiful work, and nominate as many locations as you wish. You may even nominate yourself!”

Fallbrook residents and businesses are invited to submit their nominations by May 1 for consideration in the following categories:

  • Residential: Overall appearance or improvement of property
  • Multi-Family Development: Apartments, condo, or residential development
  • Commercial Property: Restaurant, retail, gas station, manufacturing, etc.
  • Non-Profit Agency: School, church, museum, etc.
  • Water Wise Gardens: Garden must use predominantly water wise plants

A panel of volunteer judges will review the submitted nominations in each category. The sites will be judged on the plants used, landscape design and maintenance, as well as how the landscape complements the structural features of the location. Recognition will be given to those who go “above and beyond” in renovating and maintaining their property.

To be eligible, projects must be located in the 92028 zip code and be visible, by the public, from the street. Previous years’ nominations (other than the prior year’s winners) may be re-submitted for consideration. No member of the FBA executive board, advisory board, or panel of judges will be eligible to compete.

There is no charge to submit a nomination, and the public is encouraged to nominate as many properties as they believe deserve the recognition and award, theirs or a neighbor’s. Photographs may be included with the nomination, but are not required. The FBA will not be able to return photos.

Nomination forms may obtained at www.fallbrookbeautification.org or may be picked up at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce or local nurseries. Completed forms should be sent to Kären Feyler, Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, P.O. Box 434, Fallbrook, CA  92088.  Nominations must be received by May 1 to be eligible for the 2017 award.

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