Nebraska City, Neb. (April 3, 2015) – John Royster, landscape architect, is the recipient of a 2015 Arbor Day Award in honor of his outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.
Royster 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 25.
John Royster is the recipient of the Lawrence Enersen Award.
Royster has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to serving his community as a tree planter, promoter and protector. During his 30 year career as a landscape architect, Royster has been committed to conservation. By focusing on trees, one site at a time, John has made a profound impact on the Omaha region and beyond. He's made public engagement a priority, providing a platform to educate people about the importance of their actions to environmental quality.
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, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
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.