Water Wise Landscape Recognition Program
funded by Peterborough Utilities Group
Does your front yard (or you neighbour or friend’s front yard) resemble the following?
- Lack of a lawn, opting instead for the use of native/drought tolerant plants
- Use of captured rain water (For example, watering with rain captured in a rain barrel)
- Use of ground cover / mulch
- Use of efficient watering methods, if watering is required (For example, use of drip hoses)
- A tree or two (or more)
- Natural pest control measures (no use of pesticides)
- Other unique measures
If so, nominate the property for recognition!
- Property must be within the City of Peterborough
- Only front yards are eligible for recognition
- Front yards must undergo an in-person assessment by GreenUP before recognition can be provided
Why Nominate a Property for Recognition?
Those who receive recognition will be awarded with a Water Wise lawn sign, acknowledgement on social media and on the GreenUP website, bragging rights, and will be invited to attend an exclusive Water Wise recognition event! Recognized Water Wise yards will become an example to follow for other residents who want to transition toward Water Wise landscaping.
What Happens After Submission of a Nomination?
- Properties nominated for recognition will be pre-screened for eligibility by GreenUP staff
- The property owner of eligible nominations will be contacted by GreenUP to confirm the nomination and schedule a Water Wise assessment
- After the Water Wise assessment eligible property owners will be awarded recognition
How Are Nominated Properties Assessed?
- A Water Wise assessment consists of GreenUP staff and volunteers visiting the nominated front yard – it is a great opportunity for the property owner to show off all their hard work to folks who are passionate about Water Wise gardens!
- Recognized Water Wise yards will be awarded a light blue, medium blue, or dark blue designation (the darker the blue the more Water Wise the front yard!). Property owners are encouraged to re-apply for recognition if they have continued to take steps toward a more Water Wise landscape!
How do I Submit a Nomination?
Just fill in the nomination form below and press send. It is that easy!