Greenspace Commission gives annual awards

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By Nick Nunn

Staff Writer

The Madison Greenspace Commission (GSC) held a ceremony in honor of its 2013 everGREEN award winners on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Bonar Hall. Rick Crown and Richard Simpson won the GSC’s FOReverGREEN Award for their “many years of selfless and dedicated service, as well as significant contributions to the greenspace and tree canopy of the City of Madison.” Erin Tewksbury won the Beautification & Community Service Award for his efforts to create an inviting environment for those living and working in Downtown Madison. The Greenspace Award went to KaBOOM!, Kiwanis, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy, Georgia Civil, Madison Main Street, and the Madison Fire Department for their help with the construction of the Washington Park Playground. United Bank earned the Historic District Commercial Landscape Award for their “substantial street planting and parking lot mitigation.”

The Madison-Morgan Conservancy, Kelly Products, and Morgan County Elementary School teachers Molly Bonner, Melissa Freeman and Nancy Nunn were granted the Public Awareness Award for the creation of a teaching garden at MCHS. Betsy Wagenhauser and Alex Newton were given the Heritage Residential Landscape Award for their work on Bonar Hall. The Modern Residential Landscape Award went to Wanda Thomas at 917 Whitehall Street for providing a “beautiful example for others planning and revitalizing their home garden.”

The Ponder Pond Neighborhood received the Neighborhood Landscape Award, while Valley Farm earned the Tree Canopy Award for their participation in the Ricketts Program. Finally, the Uncle Remus Regional Library, the Magnolia Garden Club, Morgan County, and the city of Madison together received the Public Places Award for their enhancement of the Laughing Place. Congratulations to the 2013 everGREEN Award winners.

Ellen Warren gives a smile


Steve Schaefer socialize during the EverGreen event

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