One of the creators of the Lower East Side Community Garden will receive the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award.
“I am surprised to have been nominated,” Ken Rice said. “Let alone chosen.”
Rice has helped transform abandoned properties throughout New Castle into sustainable community gardens like on the city’s East and South sides.
In recognition of his achievements, Rice will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC).
The award is presented annually by Dominion Energy and the PEC to five local organizations that demonstrate leadership, effectiveness and results in making an impact on the environment.