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Notable Yards Contest Winners
Beautiful winning yards in Chesapeake high school districts have been recognized by the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) as part of the Chesapeake's Notable Yards Contest.
Each winning home received a certificate, $50 gift certificate from White's Old Mill Garden Center, and the placement of a sign in the yard for a one-month period. The program is sponsored by the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC).
"It is a privilege to be able to tour so many beautiful gardens," said Jean Pfaehler, mayoral appointee to the CEIC and project sub-committee chairperson. "The yards are all so different. It is quite interesting. We have seen yards that devote more space to gardens, rather than to lawn area. Many homeowners are using rain barrels and compost bins. We have seen beautiful yard art, outdoor seating areas, and plantings that help to decrease maintenance."
The 2018 winners include:
- DEEP CREEK: Tiffany Clark, 917 Levee Lane
- GRASSFIELD: Becky Greenwald, 617 San Pedro Drive
- GREAT BRIDGE: Lee and Brenda Barrett, 545 Woodglen Drive
- HICKORY: Amy Arnous and Rick Russo, 918 Vikingfield Terrace
- INDIAN RIVER: Devi Anne and Gordon Chancey, 1001 Sherando Court
- OSCAR SMITH: Karen Myers, 717 Cordgrass Court
- WESTERN BRANCH: Lisa Baker, 4012 Georgia Road
For more information, contact the Special Programs Office of the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at 757-382-6411.