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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2018

Contact: Caryn Shinske (609) 984-1795
Lawrence Hajna (609) 292-2994

DEP’S URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAM HONORS 2018 GREEN
COMMUNITIES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS AT CHERRY HILL EVENT

(18/P093) TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is honoring four 2018 Green Communities Achievement Award winners for outstanding contributions to urban and community forestry, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today.

Green Communities Award Winners Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham campus, Meadow Lakes Senior Community in East Windsor, Mercer County, Morristown in Morris County, and Rumson in Monmouth County received their awards Friday, Oct. 19 at the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation’s 93rd Annual Conference Dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, Camden County.

The Green Communities Awards annually recognizes up to four recipients for exemplary work in urban and community forestry, whether public or private. Awards are given in the categories of Individual, Municipality, Forestry/Arboricultural Industry, and Non-profit/Non-governmental Organization.

Through the awards, achievement in urban and community forestry is recognized for:

  • Improving the environment through wise management of trees and forest resources, and development of a self-sustaining local urban and community forestry program;
  • Raising awareness about the value of urban and community trees and forests in New Jersey through education and outreach;
  • Enhancing the beauty of New Jersey’s cities and towns with programs and projects for trees and forests;
  • Providing exceptional effort and meritorious contributions to the field of urban and community forestry in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program, the New Jersey Community Forestry Council, and the New Jersey Tree Foundation select the winners.

To learn more about the program, visit www.communityforestry.nj.gov or like the program on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NJurbanandcommunityforestry/.

Follow the DEP on Twitter @NewJerseyDEP.

PHOTO (L to R): New Jersey Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator Carrie Sargeant, Rumson Shade Tree Commission Chairman Stephen Barrett, New Jersey Parks and Forestry Director Olivia Glenn

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