2005 Emerald Award Trophy Winners

Homeowner Category – 2 winners

Wain and Marilyn Barber
5900 SW 20 th Street
Plantation, Fl 33317

Their landscape represents the best of 2 worlds. The Barber's have created a utilitarian family oriented landscaping which includes 53 species of native plants. Their yard demonstrates excellent adaptability to community standards with a contemporary landscape in front yard, natural environment in the backyard garden.

Ray Strong and Wayne Eppers
381 NW 35 th Ct.
Oakland Park, Fl 33309

Pioneering and innovative, they took an old landscape of two trees and grass and transformed their landscape into a wonderful, restful retreat with streams and pathways under a predominantly native tree canopy. Their yard is a great example of a non-irrigated, self sustainable, no grass, and wildlife friendly naturalistic landscape.

Municipality/Government Category

Tradewinds Elementary, Diane W. Carruthers, Teacher
5400 Johnson Rd.
Coconut Creek, Fl 33073

The dedicated staff has been instrumental in developing outdoor classrooms for students. The School landscaping includes butterfly gardens, native tree walking paths, and continued commitment to new gardens in areas used by students and commitment to the environment. Mrs. Carruthurs is a wonderful example of the proactive and engaging type of teacher we hold in the highest esteem.

Special Achievement Category - 2 winners

Tamarind Village, Walter and Mona Johnston
Coconut Creek, Fl 33063

Tamarind Village represents reclamation of a natural system. Through the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, the community of 177 homes now benefit from reduced water and maintenance costs to residents while still having a beautiful and environmentally friendly landscape. Residents now boast of the reemerging Atala butterfly population in their township.

4-H Sharks Club, Bonnie Hadjucko, 4-H Leader
These 25 environmental stewards range from ages 8 – 17. The 4-H Club maintained the NatureScape Certified Demonstration Garden at the Museum of Discovery and Science for over a year and a half. The Club won 2nd Place at the Broward County Fair for their “Certified Yard” booth, which demonstrated the nine principles of a Florida-Friendly yard.

Business Category

BP America, Inc., Site 5116
Barry Sapirman, Manager
250 E. Sample Rd.
Pompano Beach, Fl 33064
Innovator in a new trend

BP America is committed to continued trademark landscape to add environmental landscaping to future Gas Stations. This facility has a native landscape with added features such as a bat house and pond and is certified through the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods and the National Wildlife Federated Backyard Wildlife Habitat Programs.