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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council earns Arbor Day award

— The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s ReTree program has earned the organization the Arbor Day Foundation’s Excellence in Volunteer Management Award.

The award is presented to a community, group or organization for its outstanding efforts to mobilize and engage volunteers in tree planting and care within a community.

The award will be presented at the Arbor Day Awards Ceremony on April 24 in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

YVSC’s first ReTree event took place in 2010, when more than 14,000 tress were planted to replace those killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle emipemic.

With leadership by YVSC and the Colorado State Forest Service, the annual program has evolved to focus on planting fewer trees and increasing tree survival and health.

Each June, YVSC strives to plant thousands more trees.

To learn more about ReTree and see where trees are being planted this year, visit http://www.yvsc.org.


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