Award Winning Californians
Bravo to all the APLD California members who recently received awards at the 2018 APLD International Landscape Conference in Toronto. All the winners and their gardens can be seen below, and in the latest issue of The Designer.
The 2018 APLD Award for Leadership in Landscape Sustainability
Winner: Cheryl Buckwalter
“The Award for Leadership in Landscape Sustainability was established to recognize an individual or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability through outstanding leadership, advocacy, projects, initiatives, writing, and/or education, resulting in benefits to both nature and the practice of landscape design. The award recipient’s work should have broad impact, preferably on a regional, national or international scale. It is not necessary for individual nominees to be members of APLD or for nominated organizations to be affiliated with APLD; however, only APLD members in good standing may provide nominations.”
Since the earliest days of APLD, Cheryl has led the way for regional and statewide sustainability programming, education, and opportunity for APLD members to participate in productive partnerships for change.
Cheryl has served as Sacramento District President, CA Chapter Advocacy Chair and presently as Sacramento District Sustainability Chair. A consummate diplomat and superb example of APLD leadership in action, Cheryl continues to bring her gentle voice, stalwart heart, and steady, focused energy to include and inform APLD members of important policy and educational opportunities.
In 2010, Cheryl led a team of APLD members, educators, and local agency staff to deliver important early training for compliance with the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. She is now doing it all over again, serving on the APLD MWELO 2020 Working Group
Cheryl is also an advocate and resource for those working in and with the California legislature, local governments, and non-profit organizations.
She is truly a model for all of us to be involved in organizations, issues and education that promotes lasting and ambitious change for the betterment of our communities, landscapes, and lives.
We are so proud of Cheryl for winning this award and for all she does to bring APLD’s voice to the table.
Design Award Winners:
Envision Landscape Studio, Pleasant Hill, CA
2018 Awards: Gold Residential Design over $100K, Silver Residential Design over $100K