America In Bloom
2005 Award Winners
 

 
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We thank you for your interest in this ongoing community program designed to make our communities a better place to live and visit.
 
Congratulations to our 2005 America in Bloom Winners and all 2005 participants.
 

 
 
Winner for 5,000 and Less Category:
Lewes, Delaware

Lewes, Delaware is being honored for its turf and groundcover areas. Instead of using traditional suburban lawns, several new housing developments have instigated a policy of “lawn free” landscaping using an array of living groundcovers, drought tolerant shrubs and rock mulches.

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Lewes, Delaware 4 Blooms Turf & Groundcover Areas
Aurora, Indiana 3 Blooms Heritage Preservation
Bremen, Ohio 3 Blooms Heritage Preservation
Elfin Forest, California 4 Blooms Landscaped Areas
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 4 Blooms Heritage Conservation
Flemington, New Jersey 3 Blooms Heritage Conservation
Greendale, Indiana 4 Blooms Floral Displays
Middlefield, Ohio 3 Blooms Tidiness
Rising Sun, Indiana 3 Blooms Landscaped Areas

 
 
Winner for 5,001 to 10,000 Category:
Meredith, New Hampshire


Meredith, New Hampshire is being recognized for its heritage preservation. The judges commend the city on all the renovations and reconstructions that were accomplished through vision and pride while maintaining the quaintness of the village and retaining the historical background of the community.

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Meredith, New Hampshire 4 Blooms Heritage Preservation
Horseheads, New York 3 Blooms Landscaped Areas
Logan, Ohio 3 Blooms Tidiness
Mount Rainier 2 Blooms Maryland Community Involvement
Oberlin, Ohio 4 Blooms Community Involvement
Olmsted Falls, Ohio 3 Blooms Heritage Preservation
Peru, Illinois 2 Blooms Floral Displays
Tipp City, Ohio 4 Bloom Heritage Conservation

 
 
Winner for 10,001 to 15,000 Category:
Loveland, Ohio


Loveland, Ohio is being honored for its Community Involvement. The city does a wonderful job of engaging its residents in a myriad of community service projects.

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Loveland, Ohio 4 Blooms Community Involvement
Bloom Bemidji, Minnesota 1 Blooms Environmental Awareness
Buffalo, Minnesota 2 Blooms Floral Displays
Corning, New York 1 Blooms Community Involvement
Gardendale, Alabama 3 Blooms Tidiness
Vermilion, Ohio 3 Blooms Community Involvement
Washington Court House, 3 Blooms Heritage Preservation

 
 
Winner for 15,001 to 20,000 Category:
Newburyport, Massachusetts


Newburyport, Massachusetts is recognized for its floral displays. Or as the judges say, ‘Newburyport is a floral WOW!

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Newburyport, Massachusetts 4 Blooms Floral Displays
Berea, Ohio 4 Blooms Community Involvements

Dixon, Illinois

2 Blooms Heritage Preservation

Frankfort, Indiana

2 Blooms Community Involvementt

Milledgeville, Georgia

4 Blooms Heritage Preservation

 
 
Winner for 25,001 to 50,000 Category:
Hudson, Ohio


Hudson, Ohio receives special recognition for its community involvement. This lively, uncommon community named one of America's Best Places to Live in 2005 by Money Magazine.

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Hudson, Ohio 5 Blooms Community Involvement
Bartlett, Tennessee 5 Blooms Tidiness
Mason, Ohio 2 Blooms Community Involvement
Ocala, Florida 5 Blooms Heritage Preservation
Westlake, Ohio 5 Blooms Floral Displays

 
 
Winner for 50,001 to 100,000 Category:
Kettering, Ohio


Kettering, Ohio is being commended for its environmental effort. The citywide leaf collection program, composting operation and recycling center are just three examples of environmentally sensitive programs that have a very real impact on the community.

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Kettering, Ohio 4 Blooms Environmental Awareness

Bolingbrook, Illinois

4 Blooms Landscaped Areas

Encinitas, California

4 Blooms Community Involvement/td>

Haverhill, Massachusetts

3 Blooms Community Involvement

Quincy, Massachusetts

3 Blooms Community Involvement

 
 
Winner for 100,001 to 300,000 Category:
Rockford, Illinois


Rockford, Illinois is being recognized for its tidiness. The judges were impressed that the city was virtually spotless for the AIB judging. There almost no litter or graffiti, even in the less fortunate neighborhoods.

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Rockford, Illinois 4 Blooms Tidiness
Kalamazoo County , Michigan 2 Blooms Landscaped Areas

Riverside, California

3 Blooms Urban Forestry

St. Paul, Minnesota

4 Blooms Heritage Preservation

 
 
Winner for 100,001 to 300,000 Category:
Grand Central Partnership - New York City


The Grand Central Partnership of New York City receives special mention for its floral displays. The Grand Central Partnership is responsible for the "blooming" in this mid-town Manhattan area.

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MUNICIPALITY BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Grand Central Partnership - New York City 3 Blooms Floral Displays
Cleveland, Ohio 3 Blooms Community Involvement

 
 
Winner for University Campus Category:
Brigham Young University, Utah

Brigham Young University is being recognized for its Environmental Awareness. The university has created a model recycling program for the campus, which is visited regularly by people from towns through Utah, as well as many others from towns, campuses, and institutions.

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UNIVERISTY CAMPUS BLOOM RATING SPECIAL MENTION
Brigham Young University, Utah 5 Blooms Environmental Awareness
Oberlin College, Ohio 4 Blooms Community Involvement
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 4 Blooms Urban Forestry
 
 

The 2005 Yoder Brothers Heritage Preservation Champion
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs is a Victorian community with an historic past and a bright future. Eureka Springs has designated all of the downtown and much of the surrounding valley as an historic district and closely adheres to the guidelines established by the National Register of Historic Places. In 2001 Eureka Springs was named one of the 12 "Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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The 2005 Project Evergreen Landscaped Areas Champion
Champion - Westlake, Ohio

When a community sets high standards, establishes ordinances controlling development that obliges respect for the topography and existing site features and enforces those ordinances the results are attractive, liveable housing developments, office parks and municipal properties that proclaim respect for the landscape and the preservation of its amenities. This is Westlake, Ohio.

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he 2005 American Horticultural Society Community Involvement Champion
Champion - Logan, Ohio

The America in Bloom committee is just group of over 27 organizations who gave over 129,500 hours of service to the community. Pages could be written about Logan, Ohio’s community involvement.

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The 2005 Gardens Alive! Environmental Awareness Champion
St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul excels in sustainable environmental solutions, reflected by a resolution mandating the establishment of a city work group on environmental sustainability. Leadership and stewardship in water quality are heartily applauded in the separation of storm and sanitary sewer systems.

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The 2005 Ball Horticultural Company Floral Displays Champion
Champion – University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The central campus massed floral display is worthy of the top botanic gardens and theme parks, and is usually only seen at these. Previous donors provided for a 14-acre central square or green. In the center of this are over 14,000 square feet of floral beds, which together with walks and paved areas cover about 4 acres, designed as a French parterre.

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The 2005 Scotts Company Turf & Groundcover Champion
Champion - Ocala, Florida

There is a high level of ground cover and turf quality evident at the public facilities throughout the city. Similarly businesses and private residences show a high level of turf management. Additionally, the Central Florida Community College in Ocala maintains its turf and ground cover to a high standard.

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The 2005 Urban Forestry Champion
Champion - Riverside, California

Riverside truly excels in urban forestry. Modern, comprehensive tree ordinances, and healthy tree populations diversified by genera, species, cultivar, and by age, reflect urban forestry competence and foresight.

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The 2005 Planting Pride Magazine Tidiness Criteria Champion
Champion - Bartlett, Tennessee

Clean streets, manicured parks, crisp floral displays, cultural and recreation centers, nature preserves, well-maintained commercial properties and immaculately maintained home sites describes the delightful city of Bartlett, Tennessee. Bartlett is clean, it is safe, and it is noticeably tidy. It a lovely place in which to live and raise a family.

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9/12/2005

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2005 America in Bloom Winners