Nebraska City’s 2011 Arbor Day Committee is proud to recognize Joel and Helen Lundak as this year’s Arbor Day Honorees. The prestigious Arbor Day Honoree award is reserved for individuals and community groups who have contributed significant time and talent to make Nebraska City and Otoe County a better place to live – especially through environmental or conservational improvements to the ecosystem. Arbor Day Honorees foster the ideals that J. Sterling Morton strived for by establishing Arbor Day.

Joel Lundak, a Board Member of the Friends of Arbor Lodge philanthropic organization, is a UNL Master Gardener. He has planted over 2,400 flower bulbs including, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths at various locations throughout Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Helen is a former Board Member and Treasurer of the Friends of Arbor Lodge.

Both Joel and Helen have contributed to various activities and events at the park including the annual Fine Arts Show, Garden Party and Enchanted Garden. Their love of trees and our community’s heritage are evident in all of their contributions.
Joel and Helen were recognized during a Commemorative Tree Planting at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park on Saturday, April 30th.

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