Preservation Idaho calls for ‘Orchids & Onions’ nominations

Preservation Idaho’s Orchids & Onions Awards, now in their 39th year, recognize the very best and the very worst efforts when it comes to historic preservation.

The nonprofit organization is asking the public to nominate both Orchids and Onions.

Orchids are granted to outstanding examples of preservation projects or practices in the following categories: Excellence in Historic Preservation; Contribution to Historic Preservation; Distinguished Preservationist; Friend of Preservation; Cultural Heritage Preservation; Heritage Stewardship; and Preservation-Sensitive New Construction.

Onions are awarded to projects that jeopardize Idaho’s cultural resources.

Find a nomination form, a description of award criteria and a list of past recipients online at preservationidaho.org. Nominations are due by Friday, March 11.

Preservation Idaho will present awards at a ceremony and lunch on May 21 at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. For tickets and more information call 208-424-5111 or email kathleen@preservationidaho.org.