The Nebraska Environmental Trust was recognized for statewide community improvement efforts at an awards reception March 4 in Lincoln.
The trust received the President’s Citation Award from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum for its support and funding of water, habitat and environmental projects across the state. To date, more than $250 million has been awarded to more than 1,900 projects in Nebraska since 1994.
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Board President Wanda Kelly presented the award to Mark Brohman and other trust representatives, noting the statewide impact of programs the trust has funded through the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, including the Nebraska Green Space Stewardship Initiative, Trees for Nebraska Towns, Waterwise Landscapes, Sustainable Schoolyards Partnership and a new pollinator habitat initiative.
“The Nebraska Environmental Trust has a remarkable history of enabling environmental conservation across the state, and NSA is extremely proud to have been a partner in that effort,” Kelly said. “(The Nebraska Environmental Trust) was established to conserve, enhance and restore the natural environments of Nebraska and it is successfully doing all of those things across Nebraska.”