Nebraska City, Neb. (April 4, 2014) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 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.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, located in Nashville, is one of 13 individuals, organizations and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation during 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.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will receive the Forest Lands Leadership Award in honor of its leadership in advancing sustainable forestry efforts on public forestland.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has planted approximately 3 million trees on nearly 7,000 acres of former row crop land since the inception of a bottomland hardwood forest restoration program. Additionally, more than 20,000 acres of naturally-regenerated forest land of varying ages and composition are owned by the Agency. Much of this forestland is either under direct forest management or is planned for forest management in the very near future.
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.