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Contact(s):Lynn Mittelstaedt Warren
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Tuesday, October 02, 2007

LITTLE ROCK CITY BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES TOP THREE LANDSCAPES FOR 2007

(Little Rock, AR – October 2, 2007) Heifer International, the Woodlands Edge subdivision of Little Rock, and Historic Arkansas Museum are the three winners of the 2007 City Beautiful Commission Landscape Awards. The winners will be recognized at the Little Rock City Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:00 PM.

Now in their 28th year, the Landscape Awards recognize commercial, institutional, multi-family or subdivision development projects within Little Rock. According to Commission Chair, Lynne Mittelstaedt Warren, “Nominated landscape developments must be in place one year and have demonstrated excellent design, implementation and continual maintenance including voluntarily upgrades or enhancements that have gone beyond the city requirements.”

Throughout the year, individuals may submit nominations to the City Beautiful Commission. The Commission reviews nominations and selects the winners. Among the factors considered in judging are: site maintenance must be above average with year-round interest; the project must display sensitive treatment of site grading and circulation design; and the landscape design must demonstrate an appropriate use of materials, sensitivity to adjacent sites and a visual/physical connection to the overall setting and environment.

Last year’s recipients were Little Rock Central High School, the Clinton Presidential Center and Park, and St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

The Mission of the Little Rock City Beautiful Commission is to enhance Little Rock’s appearance and quality of life by promoting and providing supervision of its natural resources and surroundings.

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