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2006 National Arbor Day Awards

Lawrence Enersen Award

Sharon Black-Anderson, Crown Point, IN

Sharon Black-Anderson works as the coordinator of the tree division for Crown Point, Indiana. She has not only dedicated her job, but also her free time to the maintenance and preservation of trees. She spends her time educating residents through seminars, working with youth groups and educating through school programs in hopes that teaching children good habits will produce environmentally conscious adults. Sharon also works on individual projects. For example, she has teamed up with the local funeral home to create the idea of planting trees in honor of loved ones who have passed away.

Sharon’s devotion to the conservation of the natural world leads her to save as many trees as she can. Residents in Crown Point can call Sharon when they have tree problems or need a tree removed. Often times, Sharon can save a tree through a bit of trimming or treating the tree for diseases. She also spends her time volunteering at a local nursery to ensure that the trees always have someone to take care of them. Sharon Black-Anderson’s commitment to nature has allowed her to make huge strides in environmental conservation for her community.

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