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2010 National Arbor Day Awards

Arbor Day Celebration Award

Sheila Flint of Sherwood Park, Alberta

Sheila FlintSheila Flint and the Strathcona County Recreation Department of Sherwood Park, Alberta, received the Celebration Award, which honors Arbor Day celebrations that best represent the spirit of the tree-planters' holiday. More than 1,000 first-grade students participated in Strathcona's Arbor Day celebration in 2009 thanks to the work of Flint, the urban forester and horticulturalist for the county. Students enjoyed a day filled with planting trees, inspired learning and fun events as they discovered the benefits of trees.

Strathcona County Recreation Department of Sherwood Park, Alberta

The day-long celebration also includes a nature walk, a storytelling session geared to connect students with nature, "Nature-cise" activities that teach students how to play and be active outdoors, making tree cookies and a tree-planting demonstration. Each student receives a free seedling and learns how to plant and care for their new tree.

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Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.

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