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Volunteer Group of the Year Award
volunteer group of the year

Several dedicated groups in Edmond have given their time and effort to help with enhancing our local Urban Forest. Through the Edmond Tree Awards, Urban Forestry has introduced a fun way to reward those efforts through door prizes, an end of year raffle and an annual award for the community group with the largest participation in the year’s Urban Forestry events. Read on to learn about how your group can win!

How does the award work?

Members of a community group will earn points at each event they participate in, and the points received increase in value with each event the member attends. For example:

 Number of Events Attended
 1st time
2nd time
3rd time
4th time
5th time
and so on...
 Number of Points Earned At Each Event
 1 2 3 4 5 and so on...

All of the points for members of a single group will be added up during Arbor Week at the end of March to determine the group with the largest amount of points. This group will win the Volunteer Group of the Year Award!

Not only will volunteers earn points for their group at each event, but their individual points will also increase their chances in winning an end of year raffle! Door prizes will be given out at individual events as well.

What does the group with the largest participation win?

The winning group will receive a trophy, and Urban Forestry will place a congratulatory recognition of the group in a local publication.

Who is eligible to win?
Any community group in Edmond may enter by member participation in Urban Forestry hosted volunteer events. Participants must sign in at the event with their name and group name to be given credit for their group.

What is the time frame for the award?
The Volunteer Group of the Year Award will be announced at the end of the final Arbor Week Tree Planting, which takes place on the Saturday of the last full week in March. Groups can begin accumulating points for the next year’s award at the next scheduled volunteer event after that, starting in April.

Which events are eligible for points?

Only Urban Forestry events that are scheduled for participation by everyone will contribute points toward a group’s tally. Events that are scheduled specifically for a certain group’s service project are not eligible, unless the event is publicized as open to participation by all Edmond residents.

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