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And the Winner Is . . .
Like the entertainment industry, spring is the awards season in the landscape biz. Here is a peek at some of the numerous honors that have been recently handed out.

The Professional Landcare Network granted its Lifetime Leadership Award to Norman Goldenberg, Landscape Industry Certified, and past-president of PLANET, and the Association Leadership Award to the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association.

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute recognized William (Bill) Schneider for his significant contributions to the segmental concrete pavement industry, with the ICPI Lifetime Achievement Award. A charter member of ICPI, he was the first to Chair the ICPI Construction Committee, and developed content for the Concrete Paver Installer Course and the Commercial Paver Technician Course.

The Golf Course Builders Association of America announced Rees Jones as the recipient of the Don A. Rossi Award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the game of golf. Jones is known as "The Open Doctor" for his many renovations of U.S. Open Championship courses.

The U.S. Green Building Council heralded the Top 10 States for LEED. Based on per capita square footage of LEED certified projects in 2013, Illinois topped the list followed by Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York. Rounding out the top ten were California, Oregon, North Carolina, Colorado, Hawaii, and Minnesota.

Yet to Come
The Brick Industry Association is accepting submissions until April 30 for the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards. Any work completed since January 1, 2009, in which clay brick products comprise the predominant paving material is eligible.

An Honorable Mention Michael Hopkins, a two-time winner of the Sports Turf Managers Association "Field of the Year" award, was featured in Sports Illustrated's seminal "Faces in the Crowd" section - reportedly the first time the weekly column, which initially appeared in 1956, included a sports turf manager.

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