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Native Plant Society of Texas

Presidential awards

Kate Hillhouse Chapter of the Year Award

Awarded by the President to the chapter that has best exemplified the mission of the Society in the previous year.

1993, Trinity Forks Chapter, Denton
1994, South Texas Chapter, Corpus Christi
1995, Brazos Valley Chapter, Waco
1996, Tonkawa Chapter, Belton
1997, Fredericksburg Chapter, Fredericksburg
1998, Houston Chapter, Houston
1999, Austin Chapter, Austin
2000, Northeast Texas Chapter, Longview
2001, Trinity Forks Chapter, Denton
2002, Boerne Chapter, Boerne
2003, Big Bend Chapter, Alpine
2004, Austin Chapter, Austin
2005, Trinity Forks Chapter, Denton
2006, Boerne Chapter, Boerne
2007, Williamson County Chapter
2008, Caddo Wildfower Chapter
2009, Highland Lakes chapter
2010, Fredericksburg Chapter
2011 Williamson County
2012, Amarillo Chapter
2013, San Antonio Chapter
2014, Guadalupe Chapter
2015, Williamson County
2016, North Central Texas
2017, Clear Lake Chapter
2018, Williamson County Chapter
2019, Big Bend Chapter
2020, Boerne Chapter
2021 Fredericksburg
2022, Pines and Prairies Chapter

Presidents Award

Not given every year, but awarded by the president to those deserving special recognition

2001, Jeff Quayle, for discovery of a new species, the Senecio quaylei
2003, Landon Lockett, for education
2003, Ralph Taylor
2005, Bill Ward, for his work in establishing the NICE! Program and his continuing support of the program
2005, Sue Wiseman, for her work to put the Society’s financial records in order
2007, Suzanne Young, for her program, “Big Tooth Maples.”
2009, Jennifer McBride and Mike McBride, for their service to the Society
2011, Meg Inglis, Cheryl Hamilton and Kathy Trizna, for their advocacy work on behalf of SB198
2013, Cathy Downs, for promotion of milkweed and Monarchs
2013, Melissa Miller, for originating the NLCP
2013, Rhoda Poenisch
2013, Deedy Wright
2014, Carol Feldman, for reorganizing NLCP as a statewide program
2014, Malinda Slagle, for efforts in organizing the NLCP in the Dallas Ft Worth Area
2014, Sam Kieschnick, for promotion of the Society through Social Media
2015, Margie McCoy, for promoting and supporting small chapters
2015, Dell Hood, for taking on many committee assignments and getting the job done
2015, Cindy Stone, for efforts to support milkweed production in Texas
2016, Bill Hopkins for exceptional service
2016, Kay Jenkins for work on the I35 Monarch Waystation project
2016, Ricky Linex for work in planning the 2016 symposium
2017, Lisa Tuck, Vickie Pullen, and Betsy Farris for planning the 2017 symposium
2018, Tricia Hopkins, for originating and donating to the Quilt Raffle
2018 Dora Sylvester, for a lifetime of teaching and herbarium work
2019. Chapter Financial Reporting Committee (Jan Hanz, Mike McBride, Dennis Perz, Mo Saiidi)
2021, Kyle Cowart, Troop 757 Bedford for his Eagle Scout Project; and Carol Clark for her volunteer service as the Chair of the Bring Back the Monarch to Texas Committee
2022, Kimber Kaushik for creating the Society Bingo game and the extraordinary work in 2021 in leading the Grants and Scholarship committee

Awards of Appreciation

1982, Dr. Kenneth Fry
1983, Billie Thompson
1986, Bettye Jane Dodds
1986, Benny J. Simpson
1987, Vernon Wesby
1987, Jim Holmes
1990, Patty Leslie
1990, Andy Wasowski
1995, Carol Hendrick
2005, Mike McBride and Dar Richardson
2021, Suzanne Tuttle, Deedy Wright, Meg Inglis for developing the Native Landscape Certification Program Class “Stewardship of Native Plant Communities”; and Becca Dickstein for over fifteen years of writing the “NICE Plant of The Season” information sheets for the Trinity Forks Chapter
2022, Gary Bowers, Williamson County Chapter, for making the Wilco Chapter a model of efficiency and adaptation during changing times, the chapter’s technology and methods are trailblazing models for others to follow.

Honorary Life Membership

1984, Carroll Abbott
1995, Lynn Lowrey

Resolution in Memoriam

1984, Carroll Abbott

Award of Appreciation with Honorary Life Membership

1986, Lady Bird Johnson
1986, Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey
1989, Bettye Jane Dodds
2003, Dorothy Mattiza
2004, Kate Hillhouse
2005, Sally and Andy Wasowski
2006, Sue Wiseman
2018, Pam Middleton

Award of Recognition

1988, Benny J. Simpson