Guy Hager Receives 2014 Arbor Day Award

Nebraska City, Neb. (April 17, 2014) – Guy Hager, senior director of Great Parks, Clean Streams, and Green Communities at the Parks & People Foundation of Baltimore, is the recipient of a 2014 Arbor Day Award in honor of his outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.

Hager is one 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.

Hager is the recipient of the Lawrence Enersen Award.

Hager is a widely admired innovator who has established an effective model for other programs and program leaders to employ in their local community. Hager and his green infrastructure team at Parks & People were recognized by the State of Maryland with an award for innovation in stormwater management for the creation of a new community park with pervious concrete and pavers. Hager also worked to implement his vision for The New Broadway East Community Park by securing the funding, leading the planning and design effort, gathering permits and directing project installation.

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