The City of Pembroke Pines will once again be recognizing yards with the Natalie Belmonte Great Yards Award (NBGYA), however a few changes have been made. There will be monthly nominations by each District (i.e. January – District 1, February – District 2, March – District 3, April – District 4, etc.). Applications must be received by the 1st of the selection month the resident is applying for. If an application is submitted past the date allowed for that district, a resubmittal will be required during the month allowed. If there are no applicants to choose from, or if applications fall below the minimum score required, no award will be offered until the next award cycle. For schedule, guidelines and submission information, please visit visit https://www.ppines.com/1043/Natalie-Belmonte-Great-Yards-Award
This award was created in memory of Natalie Belmonte, a well-known resident and businesswoman who had a love for nature and who tragically lost her life in July of 2011. It helps capture the beauty of nurturing a butterfly garden and the love Natalie had for gardening.