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2013 National Arbor Day Awards

Lawrence Enersen Award

Dr. Waddell Barnes

Dr. Waddell Barnes

Dr. Waddell Barnes is the recipient of the Lawrence Enersen Award. Within months of the tragic tornado that struck Middle Georgia State College, formerly Macon State College, and much of its tree canopy, Dr. Barnes helped develop plans to rebuild the original landscape, gardens and trees. He launched a “Campus ReLeaf” campaign, ultimately raising tens of thousands of dollars despite a challenging economy.

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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.

Photos provided by: ACTrees - Burnell Fischer - City of Carmel, IN - City of Valparaiso, IN - Dimensions Educational Research Foundation - Donna Love - Dr. Waddell Barnes - Eden Reforestation Projects - Florida Forest Service - Friends of Grand Rapids Parks - ©Joseph O’Brien / USDA Forest Service - Kemba Shakur - Lakeshore Learning Materials - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board - Northern Indiana Public Service Company - Plant With Purpose - Punta Gorda - Steve Schroeder - Texas Forest Service - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - The Salinas Californian - UPS - Urban ReLeaf