TLC Center lauded for its 'beautification'

DOWNEY - The Downey Unified School District's grounds crew has earned its 10th beautification award from the city's beautification committee for its yearlong landscape improvement projects throughout the district, none more pronounced than its efforts to conserve water through the use of low-maintenance landscaping measures at the TLC Family Resource Center.Apparently catching the eye of the committee were the four 300-lb. roughly round rocks obtained from the Los Amigos Country Club golf course decorating its entrance, as well as its square-potted geraniums and fountain grass, highlighted by Mexican heather and two spreading Australian willow trees. The water conservation feature complements the district's award-winning program of energy conservation. Proudly displaying their citations were DUSD lead groundskeeper Craig Lackey, operations supervisor James Tallo, TLC coordinator Luz Perez, and pupil services director Robert Jagielski. -Henry Veneracion, Staff Writer

********** Published: September 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 20