In 2011, the Lab was able to contribute toward advancements in areas such as nuclear deterrence and global security, produced the strongest magnetic field ever delivered by a nondestructive magnet, contributed to an ongoing Mars rover project, and maintained its obligations to its neighbors through community giving and environmental protection.
To learn more about these success stories and more, please take a moment to review the Lab’s new 2011 online annual report. It may be accessed at http://www.lanl.gov/news/bog/.
For 2011, the City of Santa Fe has been awarded both a Tree City USA recertification and Growth Award. It is the third year in a row that the city has received recognition for these efforts.
The Arbor Day Foundation sponsors the Tree City USA program in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. To qualify for this recognition, cities must establish specific boards or departments related to trees, have a tree-care ordinance, dedicate funding for a community forestry program, and observe Arbor Day.
The Growth Award is designed to encourage higher levels of tree care throughout America and is given to locations with devoted forestry efforts.
To learn more about Tree City USA, go to http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/about.cfm.
To learn more about the Tree City Growth Awards, go to http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/growthAwards.cfm.