Trees Forever honors Clear Lake, Iowa woman with President’s Award
Margo Underwood is recognized for outstanding work
IOWA CITY, Iowa (June 18, 2019) – Trees Forever recognizes Margo Underwood with the President’s Award. She received her 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).
Margo is a past president of the Trees Forever board and has served as a volunteer leader for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and other environmental nonprofits. Margo’s dedication and work reaches back to when Trees Forever first started. She has demonstrated long-term commitment to Trees Forever and our mission. Margo has been very dedicated to ensuring that Trees Forever continues on for many more years to come and has established a scholarship fund to ensure Trees Forever’s legacy.
“It’s critical that we get young people involved in planting and caring for trees, and young people who are passionate about trees should have the opportunity to pursue a career in forestry,” Underwood said. “Educating the next generation of forestry professionals is important to Trees Forever’s mission of Planting a better tomorrow.”
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.
The nonprofit 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.
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Margo Underwood (left) is pictured with Trees Forever Founding President and CEO Shannon Ramsay (right).