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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.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Steamboat Springs, CO
Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council advances environmental sustainability through education and programs—effectively engaging residents—and by building broad-based collaboration. This council uses effective planting techniques to help ensure the long-term survival of the trees. Using their effective volunteer engagement programs as a best practice model, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is now inspiring and showing others the way to efficient, effective volunteer management.


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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.