Stewardship Excellence Awards


Stewardship Excellence Awards

Stewardship Excellence Awards

First awarded in 2001, the Stewardship Excellence Award is bestowed on a person, group, or agency that shares TCLF's mission of connecting people to places.

Past recipients of the Stewardship Excellence Award include individuals, nonprofit organizations, historic property stewards, and local and state municipalities. The aim of the award is to highlight stewardship stories that will educate and inspire future generations of cultural landscape stewards.


The City of Minneapolis


Halprin Landscape Conservancy
The Sea Ranch Association


Joe Turner


Cassandra J. Francis
Peter L. Schaudt


Don and Carolyn Etter


Golden Gate National Parks
National Park Service
The Presidio Trust
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy


Judith M. Carson


William Stout


Focus on Dallas/Ft. Worth
Crescent Real Estate Equities
Ruth Carter Stevenson


Ten 4 Ten
In 2008, on the tenth anniversary of our founding, TCLF recognized ten individuals who share our vision of "stewardship through education." Recipients were announced throughout the year at a series of celebratory events.

Julia S. Bachrach (Chicago, IL)
Dr. Charles Beveridge (Washington, D.C.)
Roger G. Kennedy (Washington, D.C.)
Gregory Long (New York, NY)
Charles McClure (Louisville, KY)
Patti McGee (Charleston, SC)
Cindy Mitchell (Chicago, IL)
Laurie D. Olin (Philadelphia, PA)
Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. (Charleston, SC)
Lindsay Bond Totten (Pittsburgh, PA)


Focus on Wilmington, Delaware
The du Pont Family
George Weymouth

Focus on Southern California
Center for Law in the Public Interest
Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation
Los Angeles Conservancy


Focus on Houston
Hermann Park Conservancy
Project Row Houses
Sadie Gwin Blackburn

Focus on Tampa
Sue Thompson

Reclaiming America's Heartland: Stewardship Efforts in Indiana
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indianapolis Museum of Art


Modern Landscape Architecture in New York City + Seattle
Greenacre Foundation
The Greenpark Foundation, Inc.
Rich Haag, Cheryl Trivison + Friends of Gas Works Park
Adele Chatfield-Taylor & The American Academy in Rome


Focus on California
Austin Val Verde Foundation
Casa del Herrero Foundation
Kellam deForest
Sandra Donnell and Justin Faggioli
Lawrence Halprin


Focus on Kentucky
The Dry Stone Conservancy
Kentucky Heritage Council
The Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy
River Fields, Inc.


Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago