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December 12, 2012

2012 Vermont Tree Stewards are Announced ~ Tree champions are honored for supporting their community’s roots

Wednesday, December 12, 5 PM

Cedar Creek Room, State House

Montpelier, Vermont

Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, Deb Markowitz, and the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Council (Council) will recognize the recipients of this year’s Vermont Tree Stewards Awards. Each year the Council sponsors the awards as a way to recognize Vermont’s community tree champions. “These awards help us say thank you for the great work volunteers are doing to promote trees in our communities,” says Lee Krohn, Chair of the Urban & Community Forestry Council. “These are the people who go out on a limb for trees because they understand the benefits trees provide and they recognize that these benefits are maximized through careful planning and active stewardship.” Awards will be given out in the following five categories: Leader, Community, Volunteer Group, Youth/Student, and Unsung Hero.

Vermont’s 2012 Tree Stewards

Leader: Susan Smith, Charlotte

Community: City of Montpelier

Volunteer Group: Dummerston Conservation Commission

Youth/Student: Will Sightler

Unsung Hero: Polly Thompson, Rockingham

Supporting information about the award winners can be found at:

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: December 12, 2012 08:25:08