Urban Forest Steward Series
Connect to the roots of your community, become an Urban Forest Steward!
The City of Austin Urban Forestry program and TreeFolks present the Urban Forest Steward series of workshops focused on building and protecting the tree canopy of Central Texas.
Drought, invasive species and habitat degradation constantly take a toll on Austin’s parks and natural areas. In 2011 the drought and heat impact on trees was especially devastating; the Texas Forest Service estimates that Texas lost up to 10 percent of its trees. The effect of last years record breaking conditions will continue to take a toll, and citizen stewardship efforts can make a difference to our community trees. The goal of the Urban Forest Steward series is to equip a cadre of citizens to plant new trees, and take better care of existing trees through education and volunteer leadership.
The training will give citizens the tools to educate, train, and lead other volunteers in planting and maintaining our urban forest. Topics include Citizen Stewardship, Arboriculture, Urban Planning & Design, Volunteer Leadership, and Sustainability. Resource management professionals from a variety of industries will teach the classes, connecting Urban Forest Stewards with a network of resources and exposing them to different industry perspectives.
Class dates are July 21, August 4, 18, September 15, and October 6. Attendees must attend at least four of the five classes to graduate from the series. Graduation will be held on October 27 in conjunction with Arbor Day. Space is limited to ensure a high quality experience – register today!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Event Start Date/Time: 07/21/2012, 09:00
Event End Date/Time: 10/06/2012, 14:00
Telephone: (512) 443-5323
Web Address: http://treefolks.org/2012/05/urban-forest-steward-series/
Designation: not for profit
Price Range: 0 for members, 5 for non-members
This post was submitted by Nina Hawkins.