GUFC Third Quarterly Program
Conserving Trees for Green Stormwater Infrastructure"
August 13, 2015 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Milton City Hall
13000 Deerfield Parkway
Milton, GA 30004
Topics at this informative program will include topics New Development Trending Without Trees, Tree Ordinance Issues, Tree Canopy and Stormwater Run-off: The Numbers; and a Panel Discussion: Planning for Stormwater Management with Urban Trees in the midst of post-recession development. Also included will be an optional workshop covering Funding for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects and Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program: How to Make Your Points with Trees.
Speakers: Dan Reuter, Atlanta Regional Commission; Crystal Jackson, Atlanta Regional Commission; Fuller Callaway, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, and others. Panelists: Laurie Marion, Ph.D., Briarlake Community Forest Alliance; Jennifer Miller, Project Scientist, ARCADIS; Jessie Hudson, Operations Manager, Harrison Development & Construction; and Andrew Saunders, Environmental Coordinator, Athens-Clarke County. The panel will be facilitated by Christine McKay, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The GUFC 2015 COLLEGE CANOPY CONFERENCE
September 22, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
A conference for college and university "treekeepers" - those concerned with maintaining a healthy urban forest on campuses. Physical plant managers, landscape directors, grounds crews, administrators and others will learn from experienced speakers and from each about topics common to college campuses and their trees. Click here for full agenda.
CEUs will be available.
SAVE THE DATE!
2015 GUFC Annual Conference Scheduled for November 4 and 5 at Savannah Desoto Hilton
GUFC presents its the 25th Georgia Urban Forest Council Annual Conference and Awards Program November 4 and 5 at the Savannah Desoto Hilton, 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, Georgia. We'll look at The Forest Pharmacy: Nature's Prescription for Healthy Communities. This educational event will spotlight outstanding speakers, educational sessions, and the Annual Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards. Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Research Social Scientist at University of Washington will update us on the latest research and findings on the health, social, and economic benefits of trees, greenspace, and nature for communities. Ray Tretheway, Executive Director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation will reveal his organization's findings on child, youth, and adult health benefits of trees through their extensive canopy analyses. Dynamic breakout sessions and a walking tour of Savannah's urban forest and historic squares. REGISTRATION OPENS SOON.