Landscaping Recognition Program

Landscaping Recognition Program

The Planning and Development department is launching a Landscaping Recognition Program for commercial and industrial businesses in the County. The Program’s objective is to encourage higher levels of landscaping cooperation among new and existing businesses, and it features a contest to recognize and celebrate the lot that best meets the landscaping standards set out by the County’s Land Use Bylaw.

Contest Information

The winner will be selected by the County Landscaping Committee, consisting of Reeve Leanne Beaupre, Councillor Daryl Beeston and other County staff, based on the following criteria:

  • Use of landscaping design principles from the County’s Land Use bylaw
  • Shows effective year round maintenance
  • Shows effective use of trees, shrubs, and/or perennial planting
  • Makes use of native vegetation
  • Is an industrial or commercial business located within the County

To be eligible to participate, the business must first be nominated. Starting July 4, nomination forms will be available HERE [PDF - 50 KB] and at the Community Services Building, the Dunes Fire Hall, the County Administration Building, and from participating businesses.

Nomination forms will be accepted until August 31, 2017, and a winner will be chosen within one week of the nomination closing date.

Benefits of Contest Participation

The winning business will receive:

  • A free advertisement in local media outlets
  • A plaque presented by Councillor Daryl Beeston
  • A staff barbeque
  • A write-up in the County Connections newsletter
  • An advertisement on a banner that will be used by the County at various events throughout 2017 and 2018

All participating businesses will receive free advertising on behalf of the County. This includes space on the County’s website for business descriptions and their landscaping vision, as well as frequent mention of the contest on the County’s social media pages.

Benefits of Landscaping

In addition to the direct benefits participants will receive, some of the advantages of effective landscaping include:

  • Enhanced property values
  • A healthier and cleaner work environment for employees and customers
  • A lot that is complementary to the streetscape and area character
  • Respect for environmental values and alignment with company environmental policies
  • Self-sustaining and low-maintenance vegetation
  • A reduction in overall business costs

For more information, contact the Planning and Development department at 780-532-9722 or view participants here.