Habitat Hero Award

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones Habitat Hero Award 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 2018 Habitat Hero Award will be presented to individuals, schools, churches, non-profits, community groups, businesses, municipalities and/or other governmental organizations for programs or projects that exhibit:
  • Exemplary implementation of existing practice
  • Innovation in the use of native plantings
  • Extension of existing processes and methodology
  • Facilitation of sustainable landscaping and habitat conservation
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of varied backgrounds, including academia, botanical gardens, landscape design, horticultural writers, etc.  Awardees will receive a recognition plaque and a $250 sponsored honorarium.  Awards will be presented on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Habitat Hero Awards Night featuring Dr. Doug Tallamy, speaker.
 
Nominations are due by August 10, 2018.  Habitat Hero presentations are available for interested groups. For more information, download the Habitat Hero Nomination Form.