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City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (February 27, 2013) – On February 16, 2013, the City of Sedona received an award for the Sedona Wetlands Preserve at the Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) 41st Annual Awards of Excellence. The award recognizes the creation of the wildlife habitat using treated effluent from the Sedona Wastewater Reclamation Plant. The preserve also offers walking paths and wildlife viewing.

Each year KSB honors individuals, businesses and organizations for doing their part in keeping Sedona beautiful through architectural design, landscaping, lighting, signage, conservation and outstanding community service. This year’s event theme was “Sustainability for the Future.”

20130227_Effluent-WRRC-award-photo1In addition to this award, the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) of the University of Arizona, selected a photograph of the Sedona Wetlands Preserve titled “Effluent” taken by Charles Mosley, Director of Public Works/City Engineer, as a featured runner-up in their annual photo contest. It was recognized at the 9th annual WRRC event in Tucson on February 15. WRRC promotes understanding of critical state and regional water management and policy issues through research, community outreach and public education.