Urban Forestry Advocates Make Voices Heard at White House Conference on Conservation

Washington, DC (March 13, 2012)- Several Alliance for Community Trees members participated in last week’s White House Conference on Conservation, an event that brought together 500 people from across the nation to advance the America’s Great Outdoors agenda.

The conference was convened by President Obama and members of his Cabinet to strengthen partnerships and identify next steps in advancing community-driven conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives that are building strong local economies and healthy lands, waters and wildlife across America.

ACTrees member organization representatives and urban forestry partners included Sara Davis of Denver’s Mile High Million Initiative, Jackie Carrera of Baltimore’s Parks and People Foundation, and Gerry Gray of American Forests and the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition. These urban forestry advocates took part in an afternoon panel discussion dedicated to the topic of Urban Open Space.

We applaud their service on behalf of greener cities everywhere, and thank them for taking the time to participate in this important national dialogue.

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