For Immediate Release                     
Contact:
Michael Cocca, Executive Director
New York State Nursery and Landscape Association
P: (518) 694-4430 
E: info@nysnla.com     

NYSNLA HONORS MEMBERS’ TALENT, CREATIVITY
Association announces 2010 Environmental Beautification Award Winners

ALBANY – The New York State Nursery and Landscape Association (NYSNLA) recently announced their 2010 New York State Environmental Beautification Award winners. This program is designed to highlight excellence and quality in landscape design and construction as well as foster goodwill through friendly competition.

“These annual awards are our way of showcasing the exceptional work of our members.  We’re pleased to have accepted 27 member entries from across New York State,” commented Michael Grimm, Senior CNLP, NYSNLA President. “This year’s winners span from Long Island to Western New York and demonstrate the skill, creativity, diversity, and dedication all NYSNLA members possess. I’m very proud of this year’s winners.”

Beth Feldman, CNLP of Haven On Earth Garden Designs, Ltd. of Greenlawn received an award in the following category: Unique or Unusual, more than $6,000.  “The exceptional design and beauty of Beth’s project highlights her creativity, and the Association is proud to recognize her talents,” said Grimm.

“This year’s judges were a group of distinguished landscape architects who worked very hard reviewing each project carefully,” said Grimm. “Without their time and dedication to the green industry we would not be able to recognize the talent of our members.”

The award-winning designs will be featured in NYSNLA’s publications as well as the website, www.nysnla.com. Ms. Feldman’s achievement will be formally recognized during the Association’s Award presentation at the Arbor Day celebrations in Albany on Friday, April 30, and again on Opening Day of the New York State Fair in Syracuse on August 26.

NYSNLA is a statewide professional trade association that is dedicated to advancing the interests of New York State’s nursery and landscape businesses and professionals by promoting sound business practices, expanding state and local markets, and exerting leadership in the development of sustainable communities. NYSNLA represents nearly 700 nursery and landscape firms and their employees, and provides a certified training program and education days, quarterly magazine and regular membership communications, conferences and trade shows, and much more. For further information, visit their website at www.nysnla.com.