During the event, Tyler Awards were bestowed upon individuals who exemplify the pillars of stewardship, education, conservation, and community service. This year’s honorees showcase exemplary dedication and passion. David Eberly and Tom Renkey received the Leadership Award; Sylvia Bachman and Brian Layton were recognized with the All-Star Award; Joan McClintock and Nancy Harris received the Communications Award; and Eric Long was honored as the Rookie of the Year. Additionally, over forty others were acknowledged for accumulating at least 100 or more volunteer hours in 2023, with five people accumulating more than 300 hours. An amazing achievement!
The volunteers at Tyler Arboretum form a diverse group, supporting nearly every department within the institution. From those passionate about soil and cultivation to those assisting in daily operations and events, their collective efforts provide an indispensable service, enhancing the arboretum experience for all visitors.