As you drive or walk through Calabasas you see a city in bloom. Those efforts were recognized this week by America in Bloom (AIB) as Calabasas took first place honors in the organization’s annual contest while receiving a five “bloom” rating, the highest rating AIB awards.
In announcing the results, America in Bloom officials singled out Home Owners Association volunteers Kathy Berkowitz, Marie Colabella and Henry Cespedes for their valuable contributions throughout the year.
AIB also recognized City of Calabasas Landscape District Manager Steve Ball for his invaluable expertise and Calabasas City Manager Tony Coroalles for introducing America in Bloom to Calabasas, along with staffing, delegating and orchestrating the process.
“All of us at the City of Calabasas take great pride in both the natural and landscaped beauty of our community,” said Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines. “It is wonderful that our efforts and our incredible volunteers have been recognized with this prestigious national award.”
America in Bloom promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees and other environment and lifestyle enhancements.
For more information, visit http://www.americainbloom.org/