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Maker’s Mark Distillery recently won the Kentucky Business Conservation Partner Award for identifying a portion of its 620-acre property as a nature preserve and native plant area.
Jason Nally and Dr. James Angel nominated Maker’s Mark for the award, and Brian Mattingly and Steve Bratcher accepted the award on the distillery’s behalf.
Maker’s Mark recently converted highly visible areas around warehouses to native warm season grass and wildflowers. Each year, thousands of visitors see this habitat while touring the property.
Editor’s note: The Kentucky Business Conservation Partnership Program was formed in the late 90’s when seven businesses in Daviess and Hancock counties approached the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources regarding habitat projects on their property. Shortly thereafter, a partnership was formed to promote the positive impact that businesses, churches, farms, and cities can have on wildlife and the environment. Currently, more than 200 businesses have partnered with KDFWR.