The City of La Grande Community Landscape and Forestry Commission recognizes efforts to maintain and improve the beauty of La Grande’s environment through exemplary landscape maintenance and design. Seasonal awards are given to residential and commercial properties that have been carefully landscaped and attract the viewer. These landscapes must be seen from public access and can include one or more the following criteria: integrating colors and textures, appropriate use of hardscapes, good use of space, resource conservation, wildlife habitat, seasonal diversity, food production, owners that have overcome special circumstances. Nomination forms for the spring award are available at the Parks and Recreation Department at 2402 Cedar Street or on the Parks and Recreation website at http://lagrandeparks.org Please return your nominations to the Parks Department or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The nomination deadline for the fall awards is September 25th.