Nebraska City, Neb. (March 31, 2015) – The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is the recipient of a 2015 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is one of 13 individuals, organizations and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation at the annual Arbor Day Awards. This year’s ceremony will be held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 25.
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) will receive the Arbor Day Celebration Award. MADA is a program of the Eaton Conservation District. The MADA has long coordinated Michigan's Arbor Day Celebration, as they’ve led the festivities for the past twenty-two years.
During the past decade, this long-standing tradition has seen between 1,000 and 1,200 second and third graders descend upon Potter Park Zoo in Lansing to participate each and every year.
Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards.
Award winners from previous years include the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, the United States Forest Service, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.