Our Mission: Grow a network of habitat for songbirds and pollinators in gardens across the Rocky Mountains and beyond, save water for our streams and rivers, and restore our joy in nature every day.
Congratulations to the 2014 Habitat Hero Awardees!
Our judges have finished evaluating this year's crop of applications, which span the Rocky Mountain region from northern Wyoming to southern Colorado, and from western South Dakota to Utah. Applicants included public gardens, schools, parks and trails, apartment/townhouse/condo complexes, professional landscapes (designed by landscapers, horticulturists and garden writers), and residential yards and gardens. Out of those, the judges picked 28 as Habitat Heroes. All represent creative habitat restoration; judges also recognized exceptional examples as "Outstanding" in their categories.
Here are the 2014 Habitat Hero Awardees!
DBG@ Chatfield--Outstanding Public Garden
Highlands Garden Village, 38th & Tennyson, Denver—Outstanding Volunteer-Maintained Public Garden
Horticultural Arts Society, Glen Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
Richardson Wildscape Corridor, E. 7th Place & Laredo, Aurora, CO
Pinedale Elementary, Rapid City, SD--Outstanding School Garden
Parks and Trails
Monarch Spur Trail, Salida, CO—Outstanding Park/Trail Project
Cherry Creek 3 Homeowners Association—Outstanding Multi-Family Development
Hayward Yard, Masonville, CO—Outstanding Landscape
Peacock Yard, Lakewood, CO
Tatroe Yard, Centennial, CO—Outstanding Habitat Garden
Residential Yards and Gardens
(These are simply listed in alphabetical order, no ranking implied!)
Alberty/Buschmann Yard, Salt Lake City, UT--Outstanding Residential Garden
Aslakson Yard, Littleton, CO
Bidgood Garden, Denver, CO—Special Recognition for Citizen Science
Blum Meadow, Silverthorne, CO
Bohanan Yard, Cheyenne, WY
Cappel Yard, Brighton, CO—Outstanding Residential Garden
Engelstad Yard, Rapid City, SD—Outstanding Residential Yard
Freudenburg Yard, Colorado Springs, CO—Outstanding Habitat Garden
Gaudet Prairie Restoration, Berthoud, CO
Hemenway Wildscape Yard, Fort Collins, CO
James Garden, Denver, CO
King Wildscape Garden, Lakewood, CO
Morland Yard, Denver, CO
Piombino Garden, Boulder County, CO
Rose Wildscape, Powell, WY—Outstanding Zone 4 Garden
Segrest and Beard Yard, Grand Junction, CO
Stalls & Purner Yard, Denver, CO—Special Recognition for Creativity
Wasko Garden, Englewood, CO
Congratulations to the 2014 Habitat Heroes! Thank you for helping grow a network of habitat for wildlife in the Rocky Mountain region.