New ACT Member- Vermont Urban & Community Forestry

Waterbury, VT (July 7, 2006)- The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry program’s mission is to promote the stewardship of urban and rural landscapes to enhance the quality of life in Vermont communities. Funded in part by a grant from the USDA Forest Service, Vermont’s Urban & Community Forestry Program is designed to help communities plan, plant, and care for their community trees.

One of their programs is an awards program to recognize Vermont towns engaged in comprehensive efforts to expand the value and benefits of public open spaces by connecting and joining these important community places through carefully developed, publicly accessible corridors.
In cooperation with the American Society of Landscape Architects, the program recognizes communities that have developed creative, farsighted methods for linking existing open spaces such as parks, town commons, ponds or reservoirs, town forests, or wetlands with public corridors such as riparian zones along waterways, recreational trail systems or tree lined streets.
For more information, visit Vermont Urban & Community Forestry.