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City Honors IHCA with Environmental Award

Abridged from the City of Issaquah news (See full story HERE)

Environmental Awards: And the Winner is….

The recipients of the City of Issaquah’s 2015 environmental awards showcase a deep dedication to preserving our community’s natural beauty, resources and quality of life.

The public is invited to attend a special presentation at the City Council regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. April 20, 2015, as Mayor Fred Butler and council members recognize the honorees.

Ava Frisinger is the recipient of the Ruth Kees Environmental Award — our community’s highest honor for environmental advocates — and the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) is the first Community Environmental Award honoree.

Building upon the legacy of the Kees award, the new Community Environmental Award recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals, groups and organizations to conserve, protect and preserve Issaquah’s environmental resources and attributes through community action.

Since its creation in 1996, the IHCA, the urban village’s homeowner’s association, has been dedicated to environmental excellence.

It exemplifies its “Living Green” tagline in many tangible ways, including sustainable landscape management practices, wetland restoration and preservation, and innovative practices — such as using goats to control weeds and invasive plants, and utilizing a stormwater irrigation system that conserves potable water.