Boone Conservancy Honored by NKY AIA

Recently the American Institute of Architects Northern Kentucky Chapter was honored with a Community Service Award for working with The Boone Conservancy in the Ellis Mine Reclamation "From Pit to Park". The NKY AIA Chapter has been working with the Boone Conservancy in turning a gravel mine site into a park for the residence of Boone County Kentucky to enjoy. For those who do not know,The Boone Conservancy is a non–profit organization dedicated to the creation of parks and protection of land with unique or significant recreational, natural, scenic, historical and/or cultural value.  The Conservancy is dedicated to working with all sectors of the community – landowners, farmers, businesses, developers, government, and concerned individuals – who recognize that planning for appropriate land conservation improves the quality of life and increases economic prosperity within Boone County Kentucky.

The Chapter has been participating in master planning of the site with the Conservancy, design and building of a floating Duck House (design by Britney Groneck, built by Joe Schwab), design and building of a Shelter House (design by Ben Barlage, built by AIA members and Steve Karoly), helping of planting trees, and other volunteering items with the Park and Boone Conservancy.

On hand to accept the award were Shawn Feigh, NKY AIA President, Ben Barlage NKY AIA President Elect, and Joe Schwab NKY AIA Past President.