The native plant center will honor two of its venerable leaders at its 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 29, 6:30 p.m., at the Larchmont Yacht Club. Carolyn Summers (top right) will receive the Center’s Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award, and Lucille Werlinich (bottom right) will receive the Acorn Award.
Carolyn has devoted thousands of hours to educating people about native plants. A dedicated member of The Native Plant Center’s Steering Committee since 2004, she is a co-founder of and instructor in the certificate program Go Native U at Westchester Community College. She is owner and creator of Flying Trillium Gardens & Preserve in the Join Us to Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary Catskills and author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East.
Lucille has been a pillar of The Native Plant Center since becoming a Steering Committee member in 2001. She has been instrumental to the Center by growing its endowment, co-chairing benefits, and providing generous support. She also advocates for native plants through community outreach. Lucille is a member of the Westchester Community College Foundation Board of Directors and chairs the Purchase College Foundation.
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