Nancy Buley Receives 2014 Arbor Day Award

Nebraska City, Neb. (April 15, 2014) – J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. communications director Nancy Buley is the recipient of a 2014 Arbor Day Award in honor of her outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.

Buley, of Boring, Oregon, 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.

Buley will receive the Frederick Law Olmsted Award in honor of her lifelong commitment to tree planting and conservation at the state level.

Buley is known by many in the forestry community as someone who builds and nurtures relationships. She is widely viewed as a highly skilled bridge-builder, helping people come together to work toward a common goal and ensuring a seat at the table for a variety of stakeholders. Buley is often described as a creative, out-of-the box thinker and facilitator who builds a "big tent" when exploring issues and creatively visioning the future of urban and community forestry.

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