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Morro Bay wins national ‘America in Bloom’ award 

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Morro Bay was the winner of the Landscaped Areas Outstanding Achievement Award

– Top honors for the 2021 America in Bloom National Awards Program were announced during the virtual Symposium in the Sky educational conference and awards celebration, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Morro Bay was the winner of the Landscaped Areas Outstanding Achievement Award. Awards were presented that reflect excellence in the areas of community vitality, floral displays, landscaped areas, urban forestry, environmental efforts, celebration of heritage, overall impression, and community involvement.

“America in Bloom is helping communities of all sizes achieve their potential,” The organization’s executive director Laura Kunkle said, “Every year our participants raise the bar, and the accomplishments and progress shown by this year’s group is remarkable. These are, without a doubt, some of the best places to live and visit. Congratulations to Morro Bay for the excellent work making your community more beautiful and vibrant.”

To date, nearly 280 communities from 43 states have participated in the program and more than 22 million people have been touched by it. Registrations for the 2022 national awards program can be submitted until Feb. 28, 2022. Eligible participants include towns, cities, college and university campuses, business districts, military installations, and recognized neighborhoods of large cities.

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