The City of Dallas and Green Dallas congratulate Steve Houser, chair of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee for earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Houser and two other North Texans will be honored October 25 for donating more than 5,000 hours of service to their respective communities through the North Texas Chapter-Texas Master Naturalist program (NTC-TMN), which is a partnership effort between Texas AgriLife Extension, Dallas County, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Houser is a Certified Master Naturalist and has been Chair of the City’s Urban Forest Advisory Committee since its creation in 2005. He truly loves his work as an arborist and has lent his expertise, enthusiasm and guidance to the City of Dallas through his work on the Committee. He has been instrumental in protecting Dallas’ trees, helping secure a City Forester, initiating a tree inventory to take place in 2009, and educating North Texans on our trees and their role in our environment.
Dallas is home to the largest urban forest in the country, the Great Trinity Forest. Therefore, it is especially important for the City to have the expert advice and information when dealing with this valuable natural resource, and Mr. Houser is always at the City’s beckon call.
About the President’s Volunteer Service Award:
The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program in 2003 as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The Texas Master Naturalist Program state office is the certifying organization for TMN volunteers to receive the president’s council award when volunteers reach the 5,000 hour service milestone.