Business/Design Firm: Smith Planning Group for their innovative green infrastructure project (including pervious pavers, a concrete flume, and a pair of rain gardens) designed for the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Imaging Center. Organization: Watershed UGA for their important impact on the health of ACC watersheds, particularly those on campus.
Citizen: Gwyneth Moody and Daniel Peiken for their beautiful residential rain garden and bioswale in the front yard of their home. Business: Bojangles' restaurant and Kimley-Horn and Associates for installing an innovative stormwater treatment train and bioretention area in the back of Bojangles' property.
Citizen: John F. Crowley, PhD for his residential Green Infrastructure including cisterns, permeable surfaces, terraces, and a detention basin, resulting in nearly complete runoff capture. Business: J’s Bottle Shop and Sam’s Food Mart for their rain garden and pervious parking lot, designed by Ed Lane of the Smith Planning Group.
Citizen: Manita & OC Dean for their home rain garden project Organization: Upper Oconee Watershed Network for their citizen science water quality monitoring and outreach Community Involvement: John Atkins & Kristi Sego of Master Naturalist Program, Rain Garden Project at UGA Cooperative Extension Office
Citizen: Evelyn Wenk for her Hill Street rain garden project Business: Breedlove Land Planning, Inc. for their work on the UGA Special Collections Library