Do Good 2017 : Top Ten


Water Access and Views

Safe, easy access for paddlers, fisherman, swimmers and those who want to appreciate the water from the shore. Teams pitched:

  • Kayak launches
  • Floating docks
  • Boardwalks


Enhanced signage for increasing awareness and way-finding, and providing education and inspiration. Teams pitched:

  • Consistent branding
  • Welcoming way-finding
  • Educational installations

Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection

From interactive installations to simple areas for quiet relaxation, spaces for recharging and reenergizing. Teams pitched:

  • Zen gardens
  • Labyrinths
  • Gazebos


More than just picnic tables – innovative options for seating that invite people to enjoy the environment. Teams pitched:

  • Hammock stands
  • Swings (for grown-ups, too!)
  • Seats that incorporate art and nature 

Public Art

Nature-based, functional and interactive art installations for the whole family. Teams pitched:

  • Birdhouses
  • Topiaries
  • Artful bike racks, trash cans, and more

Gathering Space

Spaces where family and friends can get together and spend time connecting. Teams pitched:

  • Treehouses
  • Container cafés
  • Activity lawns

Connection to Nature

Places for taking time out of our busy lives and reconnecting with our most precious natural resources. Teams pitched:

  • Gear rental
  • Rain gardens
  • Scenic overlooks


Enhanced light features for safety and ambience. Teams pitched:

  • Evening trail lights
  • Lanterns
  • Brightly lit call boxes

Activity/Event Space

Space for performances, food trucks, organic activities and other events that celebrate our local flavor. Teams pitched:

  • Performance stages
  • Bier gardens
  • Play structures

 Programs and Partnerships

Coordination between local government, non-profits and arts organizations to provide programs and events. Teams pitched:

  • Food truck rodeos
  • Environmental education programs
  • Opportunities for volunteerism and stewardship