Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ceremony Honors Award Winners of the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Annual Beautification and Amateur Photography Competitions

"Northern Flicker Pair" 
by Alan Kolnik
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) honored 66 winners of the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) community beautification awards and 55 amateur photographers at the 27th annual awards ceremony. In addition, two people received the Clean Sweep Awards for the Adopt A Road program and one award was presented for the Governor’s Proclamation of the Largest Tree in the State of Maryland.

The beautification competition is open to community groups, businesses, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects that enhance the appearance of commonly owned sections of commercial or residential properties. Landscaping can also take place along County roadsides, medians or other public locations. More than 20 years ago, concerned volunteers formed the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Task Force to work with the County to develop beautification projects and anti-litter and recycling programs. The group also conducts public education to change resident attitudes about littering and graffiti. Business and organization sponsors for the ceremony included the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Florist.

To view the list of award winners and winning photographs, visit the County’s website.