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Sheldon H. Cohen Award for Outstanding Service to KNPS

2014 Recipient

Valerie Wright • Manhattan, KS

Valerie Wright
Mike Haddock & Valerie Wright

Valerie has provided strong service to the Kansas Native Plant Society over a period of many years.  She has served as president and has been a member of the board of directors for fifteen years.  For some time she has chaired the KNPS Awards Committee and she has taken responsibility for coordinating the photo contest held at our annual wildflower weekend.  Valerie has also been active on our Education Committee and was instrumental in co-leading the successful multi-year effort to have little bluestem named the official state grass of Kansas.  Valerie has devoted outstanding service to the Kansas Native Plant Society and is highly deserving of the Sheldon H. Cohen Award.