Nebraska City, Neb. (April 13, 2015) – The Missouri Department of Conservation is the recipient of a 2015 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.
The Missouri Department of Conservation 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 25.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will receive the Public Awareness of Trees Award for elevating the public awareness and understanding of the importance of trees.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing the public awareness and understanding of the everyday benefits that trees provide. Their innovative "Trees Work" campaign reinforces the value of trees by encouraging Missourians to talk to one another about the benefits of trees
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.