Nominations open June 1st for the 2024 Niagara Falls Summer Trillium Awards, presented by Niagara Peninsula Energy 

Do you, or someone you know, have an outstanding front yard landscape? There is an award for that! The Summer Trillium Awards, presented by Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc., encourages residents to improve their curbside landscaping. This program promotes city-wide beautification efforts from all property owners through recognition and encouragement. Residents are challenged to enhance their curbside appeal yearly while considering horticultural and environmental factors. They are encouraged, through cooperation, to achieve a level of excellence in developing and maintaining their properties.

Scoring criteria range from 0-100 points assessed across six categories:

1. Principles of design
2. Turf
3. Quality of Maintenance & Plant Diversity 
4. Hardscaping Features
5. Unique Features
6. Environmental Issues 

The annual beautification program is open to all property owners within the City of Niagara Falls, and participation is free! You can nominate your property or someone else’s (with their permission) to be assessed by horticultural enthusiasts aiming for a bronze, silver, or gold trillium rating. The Trillium Program Sub-Committee will review photos of the property’s curbside landscapes to determine its level of maintenance.

Nominations open on June 1, and the submission deadline is July 1. More information about the program can be found at

2024 Recognition of Excellence Ceremony

Participants are invited to attend the ceremony to receive their award, which will take place on Wednesday, September 11. The 2024 ceremony will occur at the Niagara Falls Exchange at 5943 Sylvia Place in Niagara Falls. Finger foods and wine will be served at the event, compliments of Ceremony Sponsors Kathy Tsiantoulas and Daniela Mitrovic, the Property Girls from Re/Max Realty. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, and the ceremony will start at 6:30 pm. 

The Environmental Action Committee

The Environmental Action Committee is a volunteer committee appointed by City Council. Its mandate is to promote and encourage environmental responsibility, city-wide beautification, active transportation usage, and civic pride through community action. The Committee advises the City Council on issues related to its mandate. 

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