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2003 - Nonprofit Organization Award - Education & Promotion - The OK Urban & Comm. Forestry

Education & Promotion (annual budget <$100,000): The Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council

For more than ten years, the Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council has played a vital role in the greening of our urban areas. Often teaming up with the Forestry Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, the Council advises and guides the state's urban forestry program.

Through its annual Oklahoma Arbor Week program kick-off at the Capitol, not only are important individual programs honored, but lawmakers and government officials become aware of  the importance of urban forestry. In the fall, the Council conducts the Oklahoma Urban Forestry Conference for tree professionals, youth educators, city planners and others to meet and share current information on tree issues. Art contests, the Council's "Oklahoma Leaflet" newsletter, and sponsorship of important programs also have an important impact.

For teaming professionals with volunteers to provide extensive public education about the importance of urban trees, the Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council is good news for a beautiful, green and growing Oklahoma.