Trees Forever honors Chillicothe Park District Volunteer Manager with an Outstanding Volunteer Award
Michael Contratto is recognized for outstanding work
IOWA CITY, Iowa (June 18, 2019) – Trees Forever recognized Michael Contratto with the Outstanding Volunteer Award during the Iowa City Annual Celebration and Award Dinner on June 13 at the Celebration Farm (located at 4696 Robin Woods Lane NE, Iowa City).
Mike has put in thousands of work hours and engages with several hundred volunteers to help on work days. Recently he has taken over the large job of restoring Coal Hollow Park along the Illinois River Bluffs as well as facilitating a year-long series at the library dedicated to pollinator conservation.
Every year, Trees Forever recognizes outstanding volunteers, environmental stewards, partners and advocates at Trees Forever’s Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner.
“Every one of our volunteers and landowner has made a brighter, greener future for the next generation, but these awards recognize the most outstanding-those who truly exemplify the Trees Forever mission.” Trees Forever CEO and Found President Shannon Ramsay said.
As a nonprofit, Trees Forever engages an average of 7,000 volunteers every year and has more than 500 sites on farms and other lands to enhance water quality, pollinator and wildlife habitat.
Trees Forever is a nonprofit organization nationally headquartered in Marion, Iowa, that is dedicated to planting trees, encouraging volunteer and youth involvement and environmental stewardship. For more than 25 years, we’ve been planting a better tomorrow. For more information visit www.treesforever.org or call 800-369-1269.
Michael Contratto (middle) is pictured with Former Board Chair and Current Foundation Trustee Kimm Harris (left) and Trees Forever Founding President and CEO Shannon Ramsay (right).