- Created on Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:00
Home Builder Jeff Benton was awarded the Flint River Conservation Association's first-ever River Guardian Award.
Jeff Benton Homes (JBH), one of the area's largest subdivision developers, was honored for its work in the Liberty Park neighborhood off Taylor Road. The Liberty Park sub-division is adjacent to the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary. Combined, the Hays Nature Preserve and Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary form Huntsville's largest and most undeveloped parklands.
During construction JBH erected fences to control runoff, keeping Silt and mud out of the adjacent sanctuary waters. Huntsville City Ecologist Soos Weber, who manages Hays Nature Preserve in Hampton Cove, said "They have a good conservation ethic and have done a good job of trying to avoid wetlands rather than fill them in."
In addition, the Huntsville home builder donated approximately 10 acres to the preserve creating a natural buffer zone between wetlands and the Liberty Park neighborhood.
Jeff Benton of Jeff Benton Homes said "We feel it is important to manage our natural resources. We strive to build neighborhoods in ways that minimize the impact to the environment and preserve the beauty of the area. We are pleased to be acknowledged for our efforts in this area."
The Flint River Conservation Association is a group of concerned residents, landowners and recreational users who are working to conserve and improve the water quality, natural resources and scenic beauty of Madison County's Flint River Watershed.
Jeff Benton Homes builds new homes in Huntsville, Alabama. Our philosophy is to provide quality family homes at an affordable price. JBH has been building new homes in the Huntsville/Madison County area since 1987.