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Urban and Community Forestry Upcoming Activities

DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program (UCF) is changing how we promote workshops, conferences and grant opportunities. We encourage you to sign up for emails through DEC Delivers. In addition to urban forestry topics, you will receive information on forests, plants and land conservation across the state. We anticipate primarily communicating email-only through DEC Delivers by 2021.

The 2021 ReLeaf Conference will be held July 22-24, 2021 in Buffalo, NY!

Date Description Contact
October 28, 2020

Webinar hosted by Southern Adirondack ReLeaf (Region 5), 9 AM-11AM

"Building and Maintaining Your Healthy Community Forest"

Join NY ReLeaf for a webinar on building and maintaining your healthy community forest! Starting a new program or maintaining a fledgling program to care for your community trees on streets and in parks can be a challenge. Join us to learn about the first steps to becoming a Tree City USA and how to find and apply for funding for your program! The southern Adirondacks have had several notable outbreaks this year of invasive species that threaten trees - including Hemlock wooly adelgid and emerald ash borer. Preparing early to manage these threats can be key to keeping your community forest healthy!

Registration is free but required in advance. Click here to register in Webex (leaves DEC website).

Christina McLaughlin
November 10, 2020

Western NY ReLeaf Committee Meeting (R9)

Primary agenda: 2021 Conference planning

Virtual meeting on WebEx - Contact Christina for details and meeting invitation

Christina McLaughlin
November 12, 2020

Central NY ReLeaf Committee Meeting (R7)

Primary agenda: post-webinar discussion, committee structure discussion

Virtual meeting on WebEx - Contact Christina for details and meeting invitation

Christina McLaughlin
December 4, 2020

Hudson Valley ReLeaf Committee Meeting (R3)

Primary agenda: regional community survey, spring workshop planning

Virtual meeting on WebEx - Contact Christina for details and meeting invitation

Christina McLaughlin
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