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2012 National Arbor Day Awards

Public Awareness of Trees Award

Project Plant It!—Richmond, Virginia

Project Plant It!—Richmond, Virginia

Dominion launched Project Plant It in 2007 to raise student awareness about the importance of caring for and planting trees. Five years later, they celebrated the distribution of their 100,000th tree seedling, which will eventually grow up to the equivalent of 250 acres of new forestland. Project Plant It has received high-profile media coverage in the Washington Post and Richmond Times-Dispatch, actively used social media and annually selects a third grade program participant to become spokesperson.

This year’s winners are:

Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.