Prescott Receives Award of ExcellenceSpotlights
CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Consulting Utility Forester Mariah Prescott was awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) Award of Excellence September 19 during the TUFC Conference Awards Luncheon.
Also in attendance were Chattanooga City Forester Gene Hyde, who nominated Mariah, and CNUC Eastern U.S. Regional Supervisor Matt Searels.
The TUFC Awards of Excellence represent the high esteem and respect of professional colleagues and are given for outstanding leadership, education efforts or activities that have made a significant contribution to Tennessee community forests.
Mariah received this award for developing the Replanting Apison project. Replanting Apison was a 2013 community initiative that helped plant 250 trees to restore and beautify the tornado stricken town of Apison, Tennessee. Mariah housed the project under The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and organized it in her spare time. She raised donations from local businesses along with charitable contributions from CNUC, Wright Service Corp., EPB, and Tennessee Valley Authority. More than 50 volunteers from the area including CNUC and Wright Tree Service employees came out to lend a hand on planting day. The project was a huge success and contributed to the restoration of the devastated landscape.