For the past 30 years Wake Forest NC has been designated as a Tree City USA. This designation is no easy distinction and comes ONLY as the result of cooperation among the many volunteers and groups that work side by side with the Wake Forest NC Urban Forestry Board on projects that are focused on improving the environment and the community.
The Wake Forest Urban Forestry Board is seeking nominations for the 2010 Green Medal Awards of Excellence. The Green Medal Awards recognize individuals, groups, and businesses that promote good environmental stewardship and excellence in service, while demonstrating as unwavering commitment to the enhancement of Wake Forest’s urban forest.
The Green Medal Award Categories are:
- Civic – Awarded to an individual, civic club or organization that has shown outstanding service, education, tree planting or other volunteer-based work. Participation in an Urban Forestry Board-sponsored event is encouraged, but should not be the only example of service.
- Corporate – Awarded to a company or business which exhibits a pattern of commitment to the environment, or which has made a significant contribution to the urban forest through an internal education program, a self-initiated tree planting or other outreach project.
- Program or Project – Designed to honor a program or project which promotes good urban forestry or environmental practice, or to a development which has shown excellence in tree preservation or landscaping. Only those developments which exceed town requirements or meet them by using particularly creative methods such as innovative planting or design will be considered.
- Community Forester – This award is intended to honor a lifetime or career of excellence in urban forestry or leadership in environmental integrity and practice. The recipient’s service should be demonstrated as having a significant impact on the community.