Award Nominations Open for Water Saving and Sustainable Projects


Veronica Biczo
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply

Christine Kane, CEO
Audubon International
518-767-905, ext. 114

July 9, 2019, PHOENIX—Contractors and organizations that have built water-saving and sustainable projects have a chance to be recognized with the Water & Sustainability Innovation Award this year.

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply and Audubon International are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Water & Sustainability Innovation Award through Sept. 13, 2019.

The winner will be brought to Phoenix in January for an award ceremony, and Ewing and Audubon will also produce a video about the winning project, among other prizes.

The Water & Sustainability Innovation Award was created by Ewing and Audubon to recognize projects including landscapes, parks and other green spaces that contribute to more sustainable communities with an emphasis on water efficiency.

There is no cost for submissions, but projects must have been supplied in part by Ewing to be eligible. The entry form and guidelines can be found at

The Water & Sustainability Innovation Award first launched in 2018, with the Corica Park South Course renovation in Alameda, Calif. selected as the first winning project. The golf course was completely renovated with an extensive storm water collection system, water-efficient sprinklers and climatically suited turfgrass and native plants, reducing water use by about 34 million gallons per year.

Two additional Awards of Distinction were also given to Katella High School in Anaheim, Calif. for its comprehensive storm water infiltration project, and to Jovial Conceptsin Colorado which installed drip irrigation in 75 community garden beds saving an estimated 320,000 gallons of water per year.

“We hope to see even more nominations this year to shine a spotlight on the ways companies, municipalities and other organizations are improving sustainability in communities across the U.S.,” said Doug York, President of Ewing Irrigation.

About Audubon International

Audubon International is a not-for-profit environmental organization that creates environmentally sustainable environments where people live, work, and play. To meet this mission, the organization provides training, technical assistance, and a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs in the recreation, hospitality and community development sectors. For more information, visit

About Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply is the largest family-owned supplier of landscape and water management products in the country. As your business partner, we offer products and education for irrigation and landscape, turf and land management, outdoor living, sports fields, golf and sustainable solutions. Our nationwide network of friendly, knowledgeable staff helps green industry professionals discover products and services for business success.

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