City of Melbourne Beautification, Energy Efficiency Board Award First Diamond Gems Award to Lagoon Park
By Space Coast Daily // October 16, 2021
neighborhood park features all native plants
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne Beautification and Energy Efficiency Board awarded their first Diamond Gems Award to Lagoon Park, which is located on Lagoon Avenue and maintained by the Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.
This neighborhood park features all native plants.
“Landscaping with native plants is great for lower use of irrigation, pesticides, and fertilizers, especially since Melbourne is along the Indian River Lagoon,” said Chapter President Carol Hebert.
“This is a great program the City of Melbourne is launching that encourages the public to use native plants for beautification and low maintenance.”
The Gems Award program was developed by the BEEB to recognize Melbourne homes, businesses, or public areas for their landscape beautification.
There are three levels including the Emerald Award, which focuses on plant material; the Sapphire Award, which includes sustainable practices; and the Diamond Award, which includes both.
Award criteria can be found on the City’s website: https://www.melbourneflorida.org/about/municipal-boards/beautification-and-energy-efficiency-board/gems-award-program
Residents or businesses can nominate themselves or others that meet the criteria of the program.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call Todd Cook, of the City’s Parks Maintenance Office, at 321-288-9633, or the ECO Division at 321-608-5080.
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