And the winner is...

By Laurie Sheldon

Palmetto Awards

Paul Lowry with his Green Palmetto
The Florida Native Plant Society bestows various awards to members and chapters for their contributions to the mission of the organization. The Green Palmetto Awards were established in 1986 by Sherry Cummings (then FNPS President) to honor those who had given special service to FNPS. Three Green Palmettos, ordinarily presented at the FNPS annual conference, are awarded each year for (1) service or education, (2) science, and (3) the outstanding chapter of the year.

Winn and Paul Lowry
The 2012 Green Palmetto Award for service was given to Paul and Winn Lowry. It was presented by the board of Southern Brevard County's Conradina Chapter on July 31, 2012. Conradina nominated Paul and Winn because of their longstanding membership and chapter involvement. Although their address changed one year ago, their loyalty to FNPS remains the same. They are currently members of the Pine Lily Chapter in Osceola County.

Unfortunately, because of the unique timing of the award's presentation, the bulk of the chapter was not in attendance. Let's give Paul and Winn the hearty round of applause and congratulations they deserve. We are all sincerely grateful for your commitment to FNPS, and hope that Pine Lily Chapter knows how lucky they are to have you.

(Left to right): Conradina president Martha Steuart, Winn Lowry, Brent Dolan (in back), Paul Lowry, Sharon Dolan
Photo credit: Lisa McCown, former Conradina member and dear friend of the Lowrys


Anonymous said…
Very nice. Congratulations to Paul and Winn Lowry!
Congratulation Paul and Winn. Thank you for all your dedication to the Conradina Chapter.
Pine Lily is proud to welcome Paul and Winn to our Chapter. Brevard's loss certainly is Osceola County's gain.

Welcome Aboard!
Agreed! Thanks to everyone for your congratulatory words.

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