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Greeley Earns the J. Sterling Morton Award 

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For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Shiloh Hatcher
City Forestry Program   
(970) 339-2436
shiloh.hatcher@greeleygov.com
 
Subject:  Greeley Earns the J. Sterling Morton Award
 
At the annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, the City of Greeley was presented with the J. Sterling Morton Tree City USA Award, the highest honor granted by the National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.  The award is named after J. Sterling Morton, who founded Arbor Day in 1872.  This prestigious designation is bestowed upon communities earning ten Growth Awards based on  Education, Public Relations, Partnerships, Planning, Management, Tree Planting and Maintenance.
The Tree City USA Growth Award is given by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities; it highlights innovative programs and projects, as well as an increased commitment of resources for urban forestry.
After earning ten Growth Awards, Greeley has attained the Sterling Tree City USA Award, an honor that has been earned by only ten other communities in the entire state of Colorado.  Sterling communities are regarded as leaders in community forestry and are looked upon as innovators who are dedicated to urban forest growth, care, education, and commitment.
  
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4/30/2013 
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