Call for Nominations: 2015 Savannah Tree Foundation Founders Awards

Press release from the issuing company

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The Savannah Tree Foundation invites public nominations for the 2015 Founders Awards. The Lynda Beam, Page Hungerpiller, and Suzie Williams awards recognize community efforts in line with the Savannah Tree Foundation’s mission to preserve, protect, and plant canopy trees in Chatham County. The public is invited to submit nominations for on the Savannah Tree Foundation website,

The Lynda Beam award is traditionally given to a community project that has protected the natural environment through landscape design, tree preservation, and outreach and education. These projects have demonstrated an appreciation for the value of trees and the positive lasting impact trees will have on the community. Past award winners include Armstrong State University (2014) and The Landings Association (2013).

The Page Hungerpiller award is given to a governing agency dedicated to protecting, maintaining, and growing the urban forest. This award recognizes the dedication of community leaders to provide the resources to make a positive difference for our citizens today and well into the future. Past award winners include the Town of Thunderbolt (2014) and the City of Savannah Park & Tree Department (2013). 

The Suzie Williams award is given to a business or property owners who exemplifies dedication to protecting the natural environment through landscape design and demonstrated concern for trees. These businesses and individuals set an example of the beneficial relationship between development and environmental conservation. Past award winners include Mr. Gordon Matthews (2014) and Dr. Charles Fana (2013). 

Award nominations are accepted from the public through July 24, 2015. Award winners will be recognized at the Savannah Tree Foundation’s 7th Annual Fall Frolic on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Camp Low on Rose Dhu Island. Fall Frolic tickets are available on the STF website.