SFMA & SAFE Partner Again with Project Evergreen & Exmark

Project EverGreen, in partnership with Exmark Manufacturing, SFMA and SAFE has launched its second annual “Our Winning Green Space” contest. The contest runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15, 2017.

Municipal parks and recreation departments, public works departments and non-profit agencies can enter the contest to have a chance at winning a top-of-the-line Exmark commercial mower package including Lazer Z X-Series zero-turn and Commercial 30 walk-behind mowers – valued at approximately $15,000 – as well as a “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ renovation project for their city.

The online submission process requires an essay and photos explaining why their city deserves the new equipment and renovated playing field, and how it will assist them in maintaining a healthier, safer area for kids to play. Submissions can be made on the Project EverGreen website at https://bit.ly/2wOY4DF from October 1 through December 15, 2017, and the winner will be announced in January 2018.

Last year’s winner was In Memory of Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization in Detroit, Mich. These two non-profit organizations, headed by Joe and Barb Matney, work with the City of Detroit to transform vacant city lots into community gardens and “pocket parks.”

Launched in 2015, “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” has completed renovation projects covering more than 1.6 million sq. ft. of recreational and athletic green space, generating more than $1 million in in-kind donations, in East Harlem, N.Y.; Hazlet, N.J.; Houston, San Antonio, Round Rock and Ft. Worth, Texas; North Chicago, Il.; Cleveland; Durham and Greensboro, N.C.; West End, Wisc.; Ashland, Oregon; and Minneapolis.

For more information and complete contest rules, visit www.ProjectEverGreen.org.