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City of Menomonie Accepting Nominations for Forestry FriendsAward

The City of Menomonie’s Urban Forestry Board is accepting nominations for the 2024 Forestry Friends Award



The City of Menomonie has earned the Tree City USA designation, a framework for a healthy and sustainable urban forestry program in our community. The City's urban forest is providing many benefits - improving our air and water, providing wildlife habitat, reducing the urban heat island and increasing property values. Citizens can take pride in this designation as they appreciate the value of the trees in their yards, along streets and in parks. To celebrate our community's passion for trees, the City of Menomonie Urban Forestry Board is recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses for their contributions to the City's urban forestry program. Awards are presented during the annual Arbor Day celebration. 


Citizens are encouraged to nominate individuals, organizations and businesses involved in exemplary tree planting and environmental practices within the City of Menomonie. Awardees are chosen based on the following criteria. Nominated individuals, organizations or businesses must reside in the City of Menomonie or have completed work inside the city limits. Nominees must meet at least one of the following criteria: made extraordinary contributions to tree planting and tree conservation, established innovative programs using trees as a solution to challenges such as water usage or energy conservation, demonstrated efforts to engage others in tree planting activities to encourage environmental stewardship or demonstrated efforts to care and protect existing and newly planted trees.


Nomination forms are available online on the City of Menomonie website at https://menomonie-wi.gov/382/Forestry-Friends-Award. Award nominations are due on March 11, 2024. The winner(s) will be announced during the City’s annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 26, 2024. Questions regarding the Forestry Friends award program, the City of Menomonie Urban Forestry Board or Urban Forestry program can be directed to Megen Hines, Environmental Program Coordinator, at 715-232-2221, ext. 1005 or mhines@menomonie-wi.gov


Media release from the City of Menomonie.


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