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2015 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2015 Arbor Day Awards honored thirteen individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Read their stories and watch videos about the winners by clicking on any award below. You can also view photos of the Arbor Day 2015 award weekend.

Howard Neukrug, Philadelphia, PA
Excellence in Urban Forest Leadership Award

Howard Neukrug is commissioner and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Water. Neukrug, with the vital support of city agencies and public and private partners, helped to create Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), a comprehensive, community-enhancing green stormwater management plan that boosts the sustainability and greening goals of Philadelphia's overarching Greenworks Plan.


This year’s winners are:


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.