Rachel Snyder Memorial Landscape Award
About the Award
This annual award is given to an individual or organization for a project promoting the use of native plants in the landscape.
Created in 1991 as the Kansas Wildflower Society Wayside Award, it later was renamed the Rachel Snyder Memorial Wayside Award to honor Rachel Snyder, who through her writing and service, promoted wider used of native plants in our gardens and landscapes.
About Rachel Snyder
Rachel Snyder was a charter member of the Kansas Wildflower Society (KWS), the former name of KNPS. She served KWS as vice-president (1983; 1986-1989) and president (1990-91). As KWS president, she organized a 3-day bus tour that went to the Cimarron National Grassland, the first such event sponsored by the society.
Rachel authored two books on gardening: "The Complete Book for Gardeners" and "Gardening in the Heartland." She served as editor of Flower & Garden magazine from 1957 to 1988. She donated her "Snyder Prairie" to the Grassland Heritage Foundation.
- The award is given annually.
- The deadline for nominations is July 1.
- The recipient receives the award at the KNPS Annual Meeting held each fall as part of the Annual Wildflower Weekend.
- 2014: Chris Berens, Kansas Deparment of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
- 2011: Betsy Knabe Roe
- 2008: Meredith Fry
- 2007: Wichita Clinic
- 2007: Kansas City Department of Air Quality
- 2006: City of Topeka, Water Pollution Control Division
- 2004: City of Lawrence Waste Reduction & Recycling Division
- 2002: Nancy McClanathan & Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, USD 383, Manhattan, KS.
- 1995: Fort Riley Wildflower Project, Junction City, KS.
- 1993: Rosemary Brewer for the gardens at her residence in Paola, KS.
- 1992: Roger & Jackie Coleman for their work on the prairie restoration project at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa, KS.
- 1991: Kauffman Museum Prairie Restoration, Bethel College, North Newton, KS