Congratulations to the 2019 Volunteer Award Winners recognized at the Trees Forever Annual Celebration!


Trees Forever honored 13 award winners at the Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner on June 13. These are outstanding volunteers, environmental stewards, partners and advocates who exemplify the mission of the Trees Forever. Congratulations to the following award winners!


Award TitleNameLocation
President's AwardMargo UnderwoodClear Lake, Iowa
Outstanding Volunteer AwardPatti HoffmanPreston, Iowa
Outstanding Volunteer AwardMichael ContrattoPeoria County, Illinois
Environmental Steward AwardJudson IsebrandsMontgomery County, Iowa
Environmental Steward AwardSara-Beth HostetterLivingston, Illinois
Media Partner AwardBarb Grabner-KernsTaylorville, Illinois
Outstanding AdvocateBrian LeadersOmaha, Nebraska
Outstanding AdvocateRobert BerggrenMason City, Iowa
Outstanding Group/Organization AwardIowa Nut Growers AssociationN/A
Outstanding Group/Organization Award

UpCycle Stewards - a collaboration with:

  • Trees Forever
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
  • City of Des Moines Parks & Rec. Dept.


Des Moines, Iowa

Outstanding Youth Project Award

Earth Week Blitz's Terry Trueblood planting with:

  • Hoover Elementary School
  • Green Iowa AmeriCorps
  • City of Iowa City

(Representatives Pictured Below)

Iowa City, Iowa
Outstanding Youth Project AwardKedra HamiltonNevada, Iowa
Outstanding Youth Group Leader AwardSue GreenCedar Falls, Iowa