The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee is looking for exceptional residential and commercial properties for its 2019 Land Lover and Clean Business awards.
The awards, presented annually since 1995, recognize home and business properties that are attractively landscaped, well-maintained and litter-free.
To be eligible for a Land Lover Award, residents must perform their own landscaping and lawn care. Nominees for a Land Lover or Clean Business award must participate in an ongoing recycling program, such as composting, curbside pickup or drop-off service.
All nominees are encouraged to follow best practices for water quality and soil health. These may include the use of rain barrels, rain gardens or solar panels, as well as participation in the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program through the Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District and the SMART Lawns program of the Henrico office of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee will select one residential property from each of the five magisterial districts and one business property to represent the entire county. The winners will have signs placed at their properties in June and will be recognized at the June 25 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, April 30. Residents and business owners may nominate their own properties as well as others. Forms are available by calling Megan Brown at (804) 501-4502 or by going to henrico.us/utility/keep-henrico-beautiful/awards. Tips on sustainable yard practices and links to local organizations that support them also are available on the website.