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WASHINGTO <br />7N17N <br />96 <br />TOWNSN1P <br />Washington Township <br />8200 McEwen Road <br />Dayton, Ohio 45458 <br />937.433.0152 <br />FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: <br />Mike Wanamaker, Public Works Director <br />Jacqueline Curl, Public Information Manager <br />433-0152 <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: <br />May 4, 2020 <br />Residents Are Asked for Beautification Award Nominations <br />Washington Township is now accepting nominations for Beautification Awards that <br />recognize township properties with outstanding gardening, landscape design and property <br />maintenance. <br />"With people staying close to home this spring, there have been more opportunities for <br />residents to take walks around their neighborhoods and, in many cases, spend time working in <br />their yards. If township residents notice an outstanding property, we hope they'll share that <br />with us," said Mike Wanamaker, Public Works director. <br />Monthly winners have decorative lawn markers placed on their properties and are <br />considered for a Beautification Award which includes recognition at a township trustee <br />meeting and a matted certificate with a photograph of their property. "We recognize attractive <br />properties not only because they're beautiful, but because they inspire others to maintain and <br />improve their property," said Wanamaker. "The ripple effect results in attractive <br />neighborhoods and higher property values." <br />Residents on Washington Township's VIP Committee judge properties according to <br />curb appeal, maintenance, and the design of green space which includes plants, color, texture <br />and space. Properties can be nominated at washingtontwp.org/beautification or by sending an <br />email to mzdesar@washingtontwp.org. The township also offers Facebook posts where <br />nominations can be made, or residents can tweet a nomination using #WTBeautification. <br />