Driving though Brookings, you’re likely to spot any number of well-landscaped yards and homeowners with rolled-up sleeves trimming the hedges, mowing the lawn and weeding the flowers.
In 2002, City of Brookings officials decided such efforts should be rewarded and launched the “Yard of the Month” program, recognizing the most-attractive residential and commercial landscaping inside the city limits.
The residential winner for the month of July is Mavis Coppola and her property at 432 Fern Ave.
The commercial landscaping winner is Wild River’s Motor Lodge, at 437 Chetco Ave., and its operators Ken and Connie Bryan.
Each month, from May until September, the city selects the award recipients, who receive a $50 credit on their water bill or their annual business license fee, as well as a commemorative certificate and a sign posted on their property declaring their award-winning status.
“This program is such a great way to recognize city of Brookings business and property owners who go to great lengths to make their property look attractive, and by so doing, make the city as a whole look better,” said Brookings Mayor Jake Pieper.
The City of Brookings is accepting nominations from the public for its annual “Yard of the Month” awards program. Eligible properties must be located within the city limits. Nominations may be made by email, or phone, to Rita Ritz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 541-469-1102; or to Lauri Ziemer, at email@example.com, or at 541-469-1103.