Nebraska City, Neb., June 17, 2005—From Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, to individuals improving their own corner of the world, people who care about trees and the environment have long been recognized by The National Arbor Day Foundation.
The Foundation, the nation’s largest volunteer tree-planting organization, is now inviting nominations for the 2006 Arbor Day National Awards. Nominations are open to individuals, organizations, corporations, and institutions. Awards are given for work at the national, state, and community levels to recognize roadside beautification, education efforts, tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebration, and commitment to trees.
To apply, go to the Foundation’s website, arborday.org, and click on the programs portion of the page to fill out a nomination form, or send the name and address of your nominee along with a short paragraph about their work, to Awards, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by September 1, 2005. The Foundation will send your nominee an official entry form and information about the National Arbor Day Awards competition.
The National Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit environmental education organization with almost a million members, has granted the Arbor Day National Awards since 1972. In addition to Nobel laureate Maathai and Mayor Daley, past winners include former US Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, veteran newsman Bill Kurtis, several US Congressmen and governors, the Toyota Motor Corporation, John Deere, and the Walt Disney Company. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.