PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates.

2018 Urban Forest Symposium

Collective Action:
Partnerships for a Healthy Urban Forest

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9am-4pm
Reception to follow, 4-6pm

Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105

Sponsorship opportunities available

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Symposium Announcement

Program Agenda (coming soon)

As we face increasingly complex problems, we often seek out partners with common values to leverage strengths and make a greater impact. Whether you are working to restore and maintain a healthy urban forest, preserve and grow public green space, increase equitable access to the urban forest, or improve public health outcomes, it can often feel like there’s too much work to be done and not enough time or money. At this urban forest symposium, presenters from nonprofits, government, private business and educational institutions will explain:

  • Different models for building effective partnerships
  • How partnering has worked for both small and large organizations to address some of our most pressing urban forestry challenges
  • Ways you can implement these ideas in your workplace/organization to be more successful in grant applications and make a greater positive impact in your community

Speakers include:

  • Nalini Nadkarni, Professor, Department of Biology | University of Utah
  • Tracy L. Stanton, Ambassador | Green-Duwamish | Urban Waters Partnership
  • Desiree’ Kennedy, Development Associate | Metro Parks Tacoma
  • City Habitats Coalition Panel, including representatives from The Nature Conservancy and partner organizations
  • David Cohen, Program Director | The Intertwine Alliance
  • The Pomegranate Center

Professional Credits Pending: APLD, ASLA, CPH, ecoPRO, ISA, NALP/WALP

A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Email urbhort@uw.edu to request an application.

Contact:  urbhort@uw.edu / 206-685-8033

Sponsors:

Supporters:

Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Urban & Community Forestry Program
US Forest Service

 

 

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