Boone, NC (September 9, 2010)- The N.C. Division of Forest Resources announced the winners of the 2010 North Carolina Urban Forestry Awards program, with Outstanding Project Merit Award going to the Town of Boone Urban Forest Master Management Plan.
The annual program rewards cities, towns, organizations, businesses and individuals for outstanding work to protect and enhance community forests and raise awareness about the importance of urban forestry.
Winners were selected by a panel that included N.C. Division of Forest Resources’ urban forestry staff and members of the North Carolina Urban Forest Council. Entries were judged for impact, quality, innovation and the degree to which the work serves as a worthy example for others to follow. The winners may also be nominated for the National Arbor Day Awards program.
Award recipients will be recognized at the N.C. Urban Forest Council’s 2010 Annual Conference Awards Banquet on Sept. 14 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 South Salisbury St., Raleigh.
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