Nebraska City, Neb. (April 17, 2015) – The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council 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 Yampa Valley Sustainability Council 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 Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will receive the Excellence in Volunteer Management Award in recognition of its outstanding efforts to mobilize and engage volunteers in tree planting and care within their community.
ReTree Steamboat, a partnership between the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and the Colorado State Forest Service, is an annual tree planting and care event. The 2014 ReTree saw 285 community volunteers, including 160 youth, plant nearly 1,400 trees. Since the 2010 inaugural event, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has engaged some 2,000 volunteers to plant and care for 21,000 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.