2016 Award Winners

Population Category Winners

Town Population Category

Castle Rock, WA <3,000
Lewisburg, WV 3,000-5,000
Logan, OH 5,000-10,000
Morro Bay, CA 10,000-14,000
Holliston, MA 14,000-20,000
Calabasas, CA  20,000-30,000
Midland, MI 30,000-50,000
Lexington, KY >50,000
Gallipolis, OH Champions - Small*
Washington, MO Champions - Medium*

*The Champions categories are for towns that have a combination of any three: population category win and/or outstanding achievement awards. 

New members of the Circle of Champions are: Holliston, MA; Calabasas, CA; Winter Park, FL; Belpre, OH; and Logan, OH.

Outstanding Achievement Award Winners

Town Award
Winter Park, FL Heritage Preservation
Saratoga, CA Urban Forestry
St. Charles, IL Landscaped Areas
Belpre, OH Overall Impression
Holland, MI Environmental Efforts
Edmonston, MD Community Involvement
Greenwood, SC Floral Displays

Special Award Winners

Town Award
Arroyo Grande Best Example of Water Wise Gardening
Brewton, AL Best Adaptive Reuse of an Historic Structure
Catskill, NY Best Program for Engaging Young People
Henderson County, NC Most Striking Public Wall Mural
Holland, MI Coolest Downtown
Ironton, OH Best Use of Local Bloom Committee Logo
Morro Bay, CA Best Heritage Tree Program
Newtown Square, PA Best Combination of Plants in Hanging Baskets
Venice, FL Most Successful Implementation of a New Project
Washington, MO Most Impressive Pollinator Garden

John R. Holmes III Community Champion Award: Tim Kant, former mayor of Fairhope, AL. 

YouTube video award: Castle Rock, WA

Spirit Award: Arbor Day Foundation