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1997 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Roadside Vegetation Management

America's Treeways Program

Virginia Department of Transportation

Northern Virginia District Roadside Development Team

The America's Treeways Program is a partnership effort between volunteer organizations and government agencies. Since the spring of 1992, the Virginia Department of Transportation has assisted with the planting of 35,000 trees under the program. The Roadside Development Team located in Northern Virginia has led VDOT's effort. On Interstate 66 in Fairfax, Virginia, the development team experimented with innovative landscaping techniques to enhance the survival rate of plantings located in heavily compacted subsoil. The America's Treeways Program is an example of how citizens and government working together can recreate a healthy natural environment that benefits everyone.

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