Nominations for Urban & Community Forestry Awards Wanted

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“Oregon Community Trees (OCT),” a group of arborists, urban planners, foresters and others that promotes healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education, awareness, and advocacy, is seeking nominees for the 2012 Urban and Community Forestry Awards.

OCT annually honors outstanding individuals and organizations for their leadership and accomplishments in advancing urban and community forestry projects and activities in the state of Oregon.

The awards recognize powerful examples of inspirational individuals and organizations promoting tree planting and quality tree care, engaging citizens, raising awareness and knowledge about Oregon’s trees and forests, and protecting Oregon’s urban and community forests to improve the quality of life in towns and cities around the state.

Individual category: Nominations for the individual award recognize citizens, volunteers, or non-profit, government or business employees.

Organization category: Nominations for the organization award recognize citizen groups, non-profits, public agencies, and businesses.

Citizens vital to nomination process
“OCT relies on the commitment of its members, the cooperation of their employers, and the generosity of our donors to accomplish our mission” says Rick Zenn, OCT President.

“We greatly depend upon the eyes and ears of Oregonians to assist us in identifying and recognizing worthy community tree projects put forward by groups and individuals across the state each year,” he adds.

Submitting nominations
All award nominations must include:
* Name of the individual or organization being nominated, and contact information
* Name and contact information of the nominator
* A brief, 250-words or less, description of the accomplishments and reason for the nomination
* Names of two qualified references to verify the information, and their contact info.

Please send nominations via email to Oregon Community Trees c/o Allan Wells, Vice President:
Awells@thprd.org

Nominations must be received by March 1, 2012.
For more information about Oregon Community Trees, visit: www.oregoncommunitytrees.org