• Eco-Smart Landscaping Wins Bright Spot Award

    March 03, 2020
    Sticks and stones were enough to convince the Keep Carbondale Beautiful board that 704 West Sycamore deserved a Bright Spot award. 
    Talib-Mark Fletter selected local sandstone to earth-scape a dry creek bed that, in combination with a buried French drain, helps to channel water away from the house. “Now we have a dry basement!” proclaimed Flora Fletter. Durable cedar boughs were used to create decorative balusters around the deck, striking an artful balance between the man-made structure and its natural environment.
    The project was a combined effort.  Salvaged materials were repurposed; local contractor and neighbor Rafael Ruperto built the deck; and funding came from the city of Carbondale’s Curb Appeal Assistance Program.
    The KCB Board selects businesses or residences to receive the Bright Spot Award for enhancing the beauty of our community by means of revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.
    If you would like to nominate a business or residence to receive the Award, please call the Keep Carbondale Beautiful office at 525-5525 or e-mail BrightSpotAward@gmail.com.  Archives of some past Bright Spot Award winners may be found at keepcb.org.
    Sarah Heyer, Executive Director