b'Strategy11Landscape Contests and Demonstration SitesEncourage and incentivize awesome examples oflandscapingArt and design contests have proven to be a successful means of public engagement in West Michigan.By hosting an annual contest for excellence in sustainable landscape design, Ottawa County and its partners hope to inspire others to participate in sustainable practices and increase the regional popularity and perception of such concepts.Partnerships are also being pursued with local institutions to exhibit professionally-designed landscape examples. Displayed at libraries, County Parks, and other facilities, these gardens will represent sustainable landscape design possibilities within our communities. Current PartnersDid You Know.Using native plants adapted to the local climate can reduce outdoor water use by 20-50%! 330 Photo: Ottawa County Nature Centerprint plan.13.indd 30 2/19/2020 12:13:53 PM'