The application period for the next award cycle is now open, with applications due December 17, 2018! Judging will occur in January 2019, with award recipients feted at an event in spring 2019.
Please download the 2019_GTSDA_Application-Packet, which includes detailed instructions.
In order to qualify for any recognition by the GTSDA Program, the project must meet applicable GTSDA_Criteria These criteria include, but may not be limited to, the following:
- Natural Resource Assessment
- Water Quality Protection
- Wildlife Habitat Protection
- Vegetation Protection and Enhancement
- Green Building
- Integration with the Community
- Long-Term Management and Maintenance
- Community Outreach and Education
For additional information about applying, please contact either
Public Water Supply Section
NCDENR Division of Water Resources
Water Resources Research Institute
NC State University
The GTSDA Program, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to revoke any recognition for failure to comply with program requirements or criteria. All applicants are required to sign a statement indicating agreement to return any recognition and forfeit all benefits if it is found by the GTSDA Program Governing Council that the subject project failed to maintain the level, nature, and quality development represented in the application. It is understood in applying for the Stewardship Development Awards that the applicant authorizes the GTSDA Program to make future periodic evaluations to ensure that project continues to meet the standards of the recognition conferred. Failure to keep a project in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal environmental regulations or substantial change to a project relative to the elements that resulted in conferring the recognition are grounds for retraction of a recognition and associated benefits.
Please contact us if you wish to submit a project for recognition as an environmentally friendly land development or to get involved in the GTSDA Partnership.