The nomination process for the 2023 Nebraska Statewide Arboretum awards is now open through Sept. 29.
Individuals and/or organizations may be nominated in the following four award categories:
Blazing Star Award: Recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution toward advancing the horticultural use of native plants or the restoration of native plant communities in Nebraska.
Johnny Appleseed Award: Recognizes an individual who embodies the generous spirit of Johnny Appleseed through a sustained personal involvement in tree-planting in Nebraska.
Educator Award: Recognizes educators who have made an outstanding contribution toward advancing the knowledge and appreciation of plants among their students.
Community Landscape Award: Recognizes individuals, groups, businesses or organizations (including units of government) for the implementation of a landscape project or activity that has significantly improved the green infrastructure of a community. Such projects should reach beyond beautification to include elements of sustainability such as water conservation, stormwater management, land stewardship, tree-canopy restoration, habitat, biodiversity, soil improvements, education and outreach, native plants, etc.
“The annual Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Awards offer an opportunity to shine the spotlight on those who are making a difference in the environment and in the communities we call home,” said Hanna Pinneo, executive director of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. “It’s a privilege to honor those who are doing such good, important work to help foster vibrant communities and a resilient environment.”
Nominate an individual or organization for an NSA Award at link below.
Contact Hanna Pinneo at email@example.com with questions.
The 2023 Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Awards ceremony will be held Nov. 3.
More details at: https://plantnebraska.org/resources-events/events/awards.html