The Blanche Hopkins Memorial Beautification Award was established in 1974 and is judged by the Beautification & Environmental Advisory Committee with the endorsement of the Melbourne City Council. The recipient is awarded $100 and is named on a plaque displayed in the Leisure Services Department at the Eau Gallie Civic Center. 

This award is given to recognize an outstanding contribution to the City of Melbourne by an individual, group or organization and will be presented when in the opinion of the judges, an achievement is worthy of the intent of the award.

Suggested Criteria
Inspiring public planting projects, civic plantings incorporating principles of landscape design and including the City’s planting theme, protecting plants on State conservation lists, city-wide or area-wide cleanups; establishment of nature trails, re-cycling program, protecting trees or any similar activity benefiting the ecology (i.e. reclamation of disturbed areas or eradication of non-native invasive plant life). 

Plans and locations may need to be reviewed by the City or other appropriate governmental agencies. 


Blanche Hopkins Memorial Beautification Award

Proof of accomplishment may consist of reports, documentation, pictures (before and after) or other evidence.

Material is to be complete with no loose items.  Include pictures and other supporting data.  The submittal will not be returned.  Mail to:  City of Melbourne, Parks & Recreation Department, 1551 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935

Entries to be received by the Melbourne Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee before March 1st.  The work may have been accomplishment during the current year (January to December) or a continuation from the proceeding year.

Award Application

For additional information, please contact
the Parks Division at (321) 608-7471.

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