Locals representing the Sun Valley-based Theodore Payne Foundation recently received a Green Leadership award for a nonprofit organization from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in recognition of its Landscaping for Resilience Program.
Created in 2012, the program allows the foundation to partner with community groups to install sustainable landscaping in public spaces, while educating the public about native plants to save water and support biodiversity.
La Cañada resident Lisa Novick, outreach director for the foundation, joined Executive Director Kitty Connolly and Board Member Snowdy Dodson to receive the award.
The Board of Supervisors created the Green Leadership Awards Program as a collaboration with residents, community groups, businesses and nonprofit organizations to protect the environment and the county's natural resources. The award ceremony was held April 28 at the Board of Supervisor's regular meeting.