2008 National Arbor Day Awards

Arbor Day Celebration Award

Celebration Award

Eastside Elementary School

Eastside Elementary School of Clewiston, FL, is the recipient of a Celebration Award, which goes to the school, community, or state program that best represents the spirit of the tree planters’ holiday. Students and teachers at Eastside came up with a unique way to celebrate Arbor Day by transforming a barren piece of land in front of the school into the Eastside Elementary Pineland. Students and volunteers planted more than 160 trees, and then put on an all-school assembly to honor Arbor Day. Today, the area is used by science and math classes as students study nature and become more aware of the environment.

This year’s winners are:

Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.