Landscape Conservation Award

Each year the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones recognizes individuals or organizations whose exemplary use of native plants demonstrate the mission of Wild Ones:  To promote environmentally sound landscaping practices which preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

The Landscape Conservation Award / Certificate of Appreciate Award is presented annually at the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones Plant Natives symposium.

Award Criteria:

  1. To recognize individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the cause of native plant and habitat conservation.
  2. To provide a means of publicly acknowledging such efforts.
  3. To further the mission of promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices through public education.

2017 Nominations:

Nominations for the 2017 award have been received.  The nomination period for the 2017 award is now closed.


The 2017 award will be presented at the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones annual native plant symposium on March 18, 2017.

Nominations for the 2018 award will be open later this year.

Past Recipients:

2016                Paola Zannini and Anita Greenwell for the Reflection Riding Greenhouse
2015                Lisa Lemza for the Grace Episcopal Church Butterfly and Community Gardens