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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Currently Taking Nominations for Land Ethics Award

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, located in New Hope, PA, is a nature preserve, botanical garden, and accredited museum. Their annual Land Ethics Award honors and recognizes the creative use of native plants in the landscape, sustainable and regenerative design, and ethical land management and construction practices. Nominations may be private individuals, businesses, design professionals including landscape architects and site engineers, conservation and preservation organizations, and local, state and federal agencies involved with environmental protection. School groups may also be nominated for relevant team projects.

Application projects must be a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years old. Applications are due by January 18th, 2019, and can be downloaded by visiting the Preserve’s website and navigating to the Land Ethics Symposium page on the site. Individuals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, community groups, and business professionals are encouraged to apply.

The recipient of the Land Ethics Award will be selected by a jury of professionals in the field of design, preservation and conservation. Selections should be made by mid- February 2019, with the Land Ethics Award being presented at the Land Ethics Symposium on March 14th, 2019.

The Judging Criteria is as follows:

Primary consideration will be given for exceptional:

  • Use of plants native to the region where the project is located
  • Sustainable and regenerative design
  • Use of best management practices

Submissions will also be evaluated for:

  • Creativity in problem solving
  • Habitat creation and connection to other green space
  • Aesthetics
  • Plant Stewardship Index score
  • Educational and Interpretive Opportunities

Please direct any questions you may have to the Preserve’s Education Coordinator, Kelly Joslin, at joslin@bhwp.org or (215) 862-2924.