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Environmental Steward of the Year Award

Brent Hunsinger (L),
Brents Native Plantings,
Fredericksburg, VA 
  Eric Gunderson (l)
Southern Branch Nursery
 Michele Fletcher
Landscape Design,
Rockbridge Baths, VA
 2013 - No Award

(r) Tom Saunders
Saunders Brothers
Piney River, VA


Click here for an application form in PDF format


The first recipient of this prestigious award was Norfolk Botanical Garden.

This new award will be given each year at our annual VNLA breakfast meeting. Judging for the individual and/or company that is deemed the recipient of the award which began in January 2007. The VNLA Environmental Affairs Committee will be responsible for judging the criteria listed below. Our committee looks forward to inducting the next recipient of this award for 2016. Be the very best you, or your company, can be to have a minimal negative impact on our environment, and good luck in 2016!!!

Judging Criteria for the Environmental Award

  1. To be eligible to receive this award, the recipient must be a current individual or company VNLA member in good standing with the organization.
  2. One award will be presented each year based upon adequately fulfilling, or exceeding the criteria, otherwise, the award will be skipped that year.
  3. Participants are encouraged to maintain due diligence in practicing and utilizing best management principles (BMP) resulting in the least negative impact on our environment.
  4. Each individual or company will promote and show that our horticultural industry has a more positive than negative impact on our environment by how we operate on a day-to-day basis.

Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017, 5 pm

 "Remember to be environmentally sensitive for our future generations."

               Rich Johnson – Past VNLA President 2006

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