Friday, April 13, 2012

Volunteer With City's Tree Ambassador Program

Seattle City's Tree Ambassador Program is accepting applications through Monday to become a volunteer to serve as a resource for the neighborhood.

The information says:

The Tree Ambassador program empowers residents to become stewards of the urban forest and serve as resources for their local community. Tree Ambassadors are trained in the basics of urban forestry and community organizing. Tree Ambassadors work in teams to develop neighborhood projects such as tree walks, invasive species removal workdays, and/or tree plantings. 
Currently 23 percent of Seattle is covered with tree canopy. The City has a goal to reach 30 percent canopy cover by 2037. The 2011 Tree Ambassador cohort cared for 113 street trees in Capitol Hill, developed a Tree Walk around Greenlake, produced brochures on conifers and ivy, staffed tables at many local neighborhood events, and more! 
The Tree Ambassador is a project of the Green Seattle Partnership, a collaboration between the City of Seattle and Forterra. Program work is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program.

Go here to learn more about the program and apply to be in a team of two to four people to serve as local neighborhood
advocates for urban trees. Individuals can also apply, but will be put into a team with others who live close by to them.

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