2018 Award Recipients


EVERYDAY HERO AWARD


Elizabeth Skrzat City Plants, City of Los Angeles Betty McKenney Arlington Gardens, Pasadena Carlos Campero LA Conservation Corps Troy Murphee Community Activist, San Diego Kanami Otani Green Crew Program Manager, Claremont  

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD


Rachele Melious Arborist & Educator, Tree San Diego Dr. Matt Ritter Professor & Author, Cal Poly SLO  

S.O.S. – SAVE OUR SHADE AWARD


Tree Fresno Washington Unified School District, West Fresno Campus Tree Planting & Irrigation Carl Dillman & Dave Roger City of Claremont  

BEST URBAN FORESTRY PROJECT AWARD


Jessica Reed & Sophia Frost Zion Avenue Beautification Project Shawna Fakhouri Santee Lake Recreation Preserve  

COMMUNITY BUILDING WITH TREES AWARD


The Five Rotary Clubs of Salinas The Rotary Grove Amy Young, Sacramento Municipal Utility District Sacramento Shade Program Jocelyn Estiandan, LA County of Public Health The PLACE Program  

URBAN TREE LEGACY AWARD


John Kabashima Environmental Horticulture Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Santa Rosa Rincon Ridge Arbor Day Tree Planting John Gauder & Lorena Hernandez Comcast Cares Team with Lisa Grant City of Santa Rosa – Park & Recreation with Dennis Searles, Kim Nielsen-Glynn & Mike Bertoli Fountaingrove II Open Space Management District with Jimi Scheid CAL FIRE & WCISA with The Arbor Day Foundation