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7/10/2012

Earth-friendly Garden Contest winners are announced

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Erika Johnson, WSU Extension
Phone: (360) 397-6060 ext. 5738
Erika.Johnson@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – Two home gardens in Vancouver and one in Battle Ground have been selected winners of the Earth-friendly Garden Contest sponsored by WSU Extension Master Gardener Program and Clark County Environmental Services.

Fourteen entries were judged on environmentally friendly garden design and techniques. Contest criteria included aesthetics, wildlife attraction, plant selection, water conservation, stormwater management and landscaping practices that mitigate the need for chemical weed and pest control.

The top three winners will be awarded gift certificates worth $250, $155 and $85, respectively, from Shorty’s Nursery, Whole Foods and Backyard Bird Shop.

• The first-place winners are Tabitha Reeder and Glenn Grossman, who live in Vancouver’s Shumway neighborhood.
• The second-place winner is Sara Mae Elgi-Scott, who lives in the unincorporated Heritage neighborhood.
• The third-place winner is Karen Plitt of Battle Ground.
• Peggy Snoey of La Center received an honorable mention.

A publication featuring photographs and ideas from some contestants will be available later this year. Contestants also are invited to show off their properties as part of a public tour next summer.

The contest celebrates Clark County residents who show that practicing environmentally friendly landscaping and creating a beautiful yard and garden can go hand-in-hand.

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Clark County Environmental Services: Kevin Gray, Director
Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
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