Senator Wilhelm honored for environmental work
Senator Wilhelm received the Advocacy Award for her strong voice on behalf of the trees, woodlands and natural areas of Iowa, according to Trees Forever. The award was presented at the organization’s Annual Celebration and Awards Ceremony in Coralville.
“I come from northeast Iowa, a beautiful part of the state where trees matter. They enhance the environment and are important to the quality of life of both the people and the animals,” Wilhelm said. “As a member of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Budget, I am able to fight for strong support to protect and enhance trees and other natural resources that do so much to make Iowa a great place to live.”
Senator Dick Dearden, chair of the Natural Resources & Environment Committee, said Wilhelm is a deserving recipient of the Trees Forever honor.
“Senator Wilhelm is a great advocate for the environment,” Dearden said. “She has fought for new funding to better protect Iowa’s forests and woodlands and has helped maintain tax incentives for Iowans who establish forest and fruit tree reservations.”
Trees Forever is a non-profit organization based in Marion that focuses on planting and caring for trees, prairie and other natural areas. Learn more about their work at www.treesforever.org.
###Posted Jun. 15th, 2012 at 1:04 pm by Senate Staff