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State Botancial Garden’s Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance receives award

The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, a network of organizations coordinated by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, recently received the American Public Garden Association’s 2013 Award for Program Excellence in recognition of its innovative approach in developing new programs.

Jennifer Ceska, conservation coordinator at the botanical garden, accepted the award at the association’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

The alliance was established in 1995 by the State Botanical Garden, Callaway Gardens, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Georgia Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Resources-Nongame Conser­va­tion Sec­tion, the U.S. For­est Ser­vice and others as a vehicle for initiating and effectively managing statewide conservation projects, often in close cooperation with neighboring states.