Tree Symposium Celebrates National NeighborWoods Month

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – October 1, 2006. Trees Forever today announced that it will host the Our Woodland Legacy: Symposium. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Trees Forever is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Hear exciting examples of sustainable development, the public benefits that trees and natural areas provide, and what we as individuals can do to preserve trees and natural areas. The program will include interactive discussions and presentations with policy makers, dedicated volunteers, and community leaders.
Speakers include Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran, Dr. Paula Sanchini (Coe College Botany Professor), Cedar Rapids Councilman Tom Podzimek, Les Beck (Linn Co. Planning & Development), Ray Tretheway (Sacramento Tree Foundation), and more.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Margaret Birmingham. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Trees Forever’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Country Club, 550 27th Street Dr., S.E.
Read the full Trees Forever press release. (PDF)