Nebraska City, Neb. (April 8, 2014) – Delaware Center for Horticulture Return-to-Work Green Jobs program 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.
Delaware Center for Horticulture, a nonprofit located in Wilmington, Delaware, 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.
Delaware Center for Horticulture will receive the Award for Education Innovation.
The Return to Work Green Jobs Program is a leading model for providing urban forestry skills to ex-offenders. Since its inception in 2009, dozens of ex-offenders – men and women – have received classroom and field training, and have been gainfully employed.
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.