GREEN BAY –The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) will award the 7th Annual Earth Caretaker Award to 1978 UW-Green Bay graduate Neil Diboll.
Diboll has worked for the U.S. Park Service in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1982, he began his involvement with Prairie Nursery, producing native plants and seeds and designing native landscapes.
As a researcher, he has devoted his efforts to championing the use of prairie plants, as well as native trees, shrubs and wetland plants, in contemporary American landscapes.
The Earth Caretaker Award honors UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy, or other closely related areas.
The award ceremony and reception will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016. Following the ceremony there will also be a 50th Anniversary Celebration honoring founding faculty members from the sciences, as part of the continuing year-long anniversary celebration.