Eisenhower Elementary School Receives 2014 Arbor Day Award

Nebraska City, Neb. (April 2, 2014) – Eisenhower Elementary School, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, is the recipient of a 2014 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.

Eisenhower Elementary School is one of 13 individuals, organizations and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation at the annual Arbor Day Awards. This year's ceremony will be held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 26.

Eisenhower Elementary School will receive the Arbor Day Celebration Award.

In 2007, a parent volunteer delivered a "Tree Talk" that eventually evolved into a formal curriculum in which students are taught the important benefits that trees provide to people and the planet, basic tree identification skills, and create a tree-themed craft for general school exhibition.

Each and every year for the past 6 years, more than 300 seedlings are distributed to Eisenhower Elementary School students on Arbor Day, resulting in nearly 2,000 trees planted by students in the community.

Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards.

Award winners from previous years include the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, the United States Forest Service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Mary Kay, Inc.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.