Cypress, TX News – Bridgeland Event Receives Award From GHBA

Cypress, TX News (October 16, 2014) – Nature Fest, an annual Bridgeland gathering that celebrates the 11,400-acre community’s commitment to green space, wildlife, and sustainability, recently won the 2014 ‘Event of the Year’ award from the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA).

GHBA Prism Awards 2014

 

The GHBA hosts its Houston’s Best PRISM Awards competition each year. Upon entering, contestants are evaluated, judged and ultimately selected by industry professionals from across the U.S. At this year’s ceremony, in addition to being honored for hosting Nature Fest, Bridgeland was a runner-up for the ‘Master Planned Community of the Year’ award, a title the community won in 2013. Bridgeland was also a finalist for having the ‘Billboard of the Year,’ the ‘Print Ad of the Year,’ the ‘Television/Video Promotion of the Year’ and the ‘Community Landscape Design of the Year.’

“Over the last seven years, Nature Fest has allowed us to connect with community members and showcase Bridgeland as the premier master planned community in the northwest Houston area,” said Lona Shipp, Marketing Manager at Bridgeland. “Attendees walk away with a greater appreciation for the natural world and a better understanding of Bridgeland’s commitment to open space and preservation.”

Dubbed a “suburban safari,” Nature Fest always includes a lively mixture of wild creatures, entertaining characters and unique cuisines. Last year, 994 of the 10,000 guests gathered to break a world record for the most people giving a simultaneous bird call. The event also raised approximately $3,000 for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and another $4,800 for Staples Safari Zoo, a unique troop of rescued lemurs, kangaroos, movie-star monkeys and other exotic animals that travel around the world performing educational wildlife shows.

As the largest housing development in northwest Houston, Bridgeland is a community known for its balance between nature and mixed-use development. In fact, the community has dedicated over 3,000 acres to lakes, trails and parks while also offering on-site schools, churches, social activities and recreational outlets.

Bridgeland is also designed to preserve, enhance and restore the natural environment, with existing lakes and creeks incorporated into the development as unique amenities, including the enhancement of Cypress Creek Corridor, where 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians seek refuge. The area’s natural amenities are combined with a carefully planned system of community parks and activity centers, such as Lakeland Activity Center, where residents enjoy a lap pool, tower slides and a 6,000-square-foot community center.

Since opening in 2006, Bridgeland has been awarded ‘Master Planned Community of the Year’ and ‘Developer of the Year,’ among more than 100 other accolades, by organizations like National Association of Home Builders and the Texas Association of Builders.

For more information on Bridgeland, which is a project of The Howard Hughes Corporation and is managed by The Woodlands Development Company, visit www.bridgeland.com. To read more about the eighth-annual Nature Fest, which will take place on May 2, 2015, visit www.bridgeland.com/nature-fest.