Covington's Urban Forestry Division was recognized for their work on Holman Street earlier this year by the 2014 Kentucky Environmental Excellence Awards and the Environment and the 2014 Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council.
The Covington Urban Forestry Division was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award and the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Council (NKUCFC) Award by these organizations who recognize individuals, organizations and businesses for achievements in community based environmental education and outreach.
Covington Urban Forestry Program employees Crystal Courtney and Jason Roberts applied for a grant through the Kentucky Division of Forestry and coordinated an educational community tree-planting event to improve Covington's urban forest on Holman Avenue. More than 100 volunteers turned out to assist in planting 110 trees along the street. Other municipalities have asked how they might replicate the program in their communities.