We are winners at 2014 CAR Conference

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Countryside Garden Club received the “Environmental Concern Awards” in the small club category at the annual Central Atlantic Regional Conference held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from October 26-28.  For more information on the activities of the CAR, visit the CAR homepage. This award was presented to a club for the “best effort to create awareness of the need to protect and/or conserve our environment. A program of “It’s ALL About Trees” encouraged club members to participate in community activities relating to trees. The program was initiated and managed by the leadership of Bill Baur. These activities included;

“Favorite Tree” presentation – 100% of members. These were educational in nature and there were no duplications

3 members attended the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s (DCH) “Saving Urban Trees”
1 member and her son attended DCH’s “Bare Root Tree Planting”
3 members helped at the Delaware Nature Society’s Middle Run Tree planting
2 members submitted entries for “Unique Tree”
1 member conducted a tree tour on her property for a Girl Scout troop and helped them earn their Tree badge
1 member conducted a tree tour on her property for Club members and offered saplings to members
Several members planted new trees on their properties
1 member was certified as a Tree Steward by the DCH
1 member organized a tree trimming group for his community
Several members participated in the Adopt a Highway clean up
Several members participated in the Red Clay Creek clean up

Bill Baur won four awards for his entries with his treasured succulent collections. Congratulations, Bill!

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