Urban and Community Forestry News - Jan. 14, 2022

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Urban and Community Forestry News

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This weekly newsletter contains information related to urban forestry and arboriculture training, research, jobs, and funding in Michigan, nationally and internationally. If you know of an event or opportunity that may be of interest to our partners, please email program coordinator Kevin Sayers.

Arbor Day Foundation celebrates 50-year anniversary

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The Arbor Day Foundation, a leading voice in connecting people to the value of trees, is celebrating a milestone anniversary at 50 years. Since its inception in 1972, the foundation is the largest member nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. Learn about the Arbor Day Foundation's work in a commemorative anniversary video reflecting on past work and sharing what's planned for the future.

America the Beautiful Initiative report highlights progress

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A report released a year into the federal America the Beautiful initiative outlines progress toward conserving 30% of U.S. lands and waters by the year 2030. The decade-long challenge intends to generate action and collaboration to reach conservation and environmental goals. Read the Year One America the Beautiful Report

Join the 'Forests in Cities' network

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The Natural Area Conservancy’s Forests in Cities program was created in 2019 to promote and advance healthy forested natural areas in cities across America through science, management, partnerships and communications. The nationwide program is currently accepting applications to invite a new cohort of city teams to join the network. Learn more and apply to join the Forests in Cities network.

Enter the Michigan Arbor Day fifth-grade poster contest

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Fifth-grade students are invited to share their creativity by submitting an original creation in the Michigan Arbor Day Foundation's annual poster contest. This year's theme is "Trees for the Future." Winning entries will be awarded with Acorn Naturalist gift certificates for students and tree-planting funds for their schools. Learn about the contest and submit entries by March 7

Workshops and conferences

Jan. 20: Picture this: 2021 landscape issues - A year in review

Jan. 24-26: 2022 Great Lakes Trade Expo

Feb. 14-16: International Society of Arborists - Michigan ArborCon conference

In the news


Bellaire: Executive director – Antrim Conservation District

Charlotte: Arbor Day and environmental outreach coordinator – Eaton Conservation District

Mason: Executive director – Ingham Conservation District

St. Johns: Executive director – Clinton Conservation District

Michigan: Multiple urban forestry positions – Davey Tree Expert Company

News articles, workshops, webinars and other information from outside DNR in this publication are provided for informational purposes and are not endorsements.