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May 272010

By Nicole Kilmer

ROCKFORD, IL – The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) announced the selection of Rockford Park District’s Loves Park Playground Development project as one of the first landscapes to participate in a new program testing the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction, and maintenance.

The project will join more than 150 other projects from 34 states as well as from Canada, Iceland, and Spain as part of an international pilot project program to evaluate the new SITES rating system for sustainable landscapes, with and without buildings. Sustainable landscapes can clean water, reduce pollution, and restore habitats, while providing significant economic and social benefits to land owners and municipalities.

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