Lubbock Mayor Presents Parkhill with Award
Category: Landscape Architecture
Written By: Travis Cram
Date: April 12, 2019
Award to Help Kick Off Water Conservation Month
The City of Lubbock Water Department and Mayor Dan Pope announced Lubbock’s participation in the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation during the presentation of Keep Lubbock Beautiful’s Landscape Recognition Award to Parkhill on Thursday. Chad Davis, Parkhill Director of Landscape Architecture and Principal, accepted the award.
“At Parkhill, our motto is Building Community. Sometimes that may be a new school, an airport, or a new water line. It's also about participating, being a good steward, and being a good citizen of our community as well. Our landscape and our building conserves about 40 percent more water than a typical landscape in Lubbock. We monitor those things so that we can educate ourselves and our clients. As the population grows in Lubbock and Texas and the globe, there are more and more demands on our natural resources, and it's important that we all step up to the challenge to be good stewards of those resources. As architects, landscape architects, engineers, and interior designers here, every day we work to help our clients conserve their natural resources and control their operating costs through innovation and design.”
Lubbock and residents from more than 4,800 cities across the United States took part in the 2017 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, which promotes water conservation and being water-wise at your home and business.
The Landscape Recognition Award recognizes businesses and organizations that have landscaping that promotes, and encourages, more awareness of water-wise landscaping — which is also being recognized this month during the Water Conservation Challenge. Some of the criteria included in choosing the winning landscapes are more plants than grass, native and/or drought-tolerant species, and well-maintained planting beds.
The Keep Lubbock Beautiful Advisory Committee selects these winners every other month from nominations received from the public. Photos will be posted online on the Keep Lubbock Beautiful webpage and Facebook page, and each recognized landscape will receive a certificate to commemorate their contribution to keeping Lubbock beautiful.
*Info provided by City of Lubbock