NEBRASKA CITY, NEB. (July 16, 2014) – The Arbor Day Foundation announced Dan Lambe as the new president of the Foundation, effective today. Lambe has been with the Foundation for nearly a decade, serving as vice president of programs and partnerships.
Matt Harris, Arbor Day Foundation chief executive, remarked in announcing Lambe's promotion to president, "Dan has demonstrated outstanding leadership for the Foundation during the past decade. His dedication to the Foundation's mission and his passion for building enduring relationships with many important partners are core to our work and proven and respected." Harris continued by noting, "The Arbor Day Foundation places the utmost importance on partnerships, pivotal in carrying out our mission. We are confident that these partnerships will continue to thrive with his leadership and commitment."
"The work of the Arbor Day Foundation is as important as ever," stated Lambe. "We are poised to continue our vital work with partners to ensure that trees are recognized as an important part of the solution to many critical global issues. Planting trees with the help of our partners helps to address pollution, water quality, climate change, hunger and poverty around the world," Lambe continued. "Our growing network of quality partners makes me genuinely enthusiastic about the future and the continued growth of our programs and impact."
The Arbor Day Foundation is in its fifth decade of creating and building large-scale, sustained programs and partnerships -- many of which having been successfully nurtured under Lambe's direction during the past decade -- to further its mission of inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Working closely with federal and state government agencies, municipalities, environmental and nonprofit organizations, and more than 120 corporations, the Arbor Day Foundation brings organizations together to help solve global issues through forestry and planting trees.
For example, Arbor Day Foundation members, supporters and partners have helped the Foundation plant some 250 million trees on five continents, including on nearly 100 United States national and state forests that have been damaged by disease and fire. And the Tree City USA community improvement program is now firmly established and widely recognized as the platform for enhanced urban forestry programs in nearly 3,500 towns and cities across America.
About the Arbor Day Foundation:
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance. Celebrated in all 50 states and many countries around the world, Arbor Day is the oldest environmental holiday. With nearly a million members, the Foundation is the largest environmental nonprofit dedicated to planting trees.