Projects with a unique approach to design and construction that protect the environment in southeastern North Carolina are to be recognized April 29 during the 2022 Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards Luncheon and Program.
The luncheon begins at noon with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. at DREAMS Center for Arts Education, 901 Fanning St., Wilmington. Tickets, $15 for students and $25 for professionals, include award ceremony and catered lunch provided by Milner’s Cafe & Catering and can be purchased online.
The Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Award Program honors residential, commercial and public development projects in that demonstrate outstanding environmental stewardship through the protection, conservation, improvement, and awareness of the regions natural resources in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties.
“We are excited to showcase this year’s winners, especially after being forced to cancel the event in 2021 due to COVID-19. Our goal remains to create inspiration for future stewardship projects in the Lower Cape Fear region by demonstrating the unique and outstanding work by our award winners,” said Dylan McDonnell, New Hanover County long-range planner and chair of the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Award Program. “We believe that green building and eco-friendly site planning can be incorporated into almost every development project to some degree.” He added.
The awards ceremony is hosted by the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition, a nonprofit organization that encourages and recognizes outstanding development that protects, conserves, improves, and provides awareness of our natural resources in the Lower Cape Fear region.
The governing board includes representatives from Brunswick County, Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District, City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District, North Carolina Coastal Federation, Pender County, Town of Leland and the University of North Carolina Wilmington Master of Public Administration Program.