2011 ACTrees Day

November 14, 2011
Orlando, FL

ACTrees annual gathering features fundraising strategies, nonprofit executive networking, grassroots program models and volunteer success stories, and National NeighborWoods Program tools for community organizing. Geared to nonprofit executives, volunteer organizers, and community advocates, ACTrees Day is a great way to energize and connect with community organizers working to restore tree canopy in cities across the nation.

Here’s a slide show of the 2011 ACTrees Day annual meeting:

8:00 Keynote Breakfast Speaker: Presentation from Ann Linnea, Author, Keepers of the Trees

9:45 – 10:30 Plenary Session
Welcome from Ray Tretheway, Sacramento Tree Foundation,ACTrees Board President
Business Meeting

10:45 – 11:30 Plenary Session
USDA People’s Garden Grants
Moderator: Scott Jamieson, Bartlett Tree Experts, ACTrees Board Member
Presenters:
Julia Marano, ACTrees Program Consultant
Megan Odett, ACTrees Development Associate

11:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session
Floods, Bugs, Wind & Fire
Moderator: Donna Curtis, Shreveport Green, Past ACTrees Board President
Panelists:
Edith Makra, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Leslie Berckes, Trees Forever
Priscilla Files, Galveston Island Tree Conservancy

12:45 – 2:00 Luncheon
Luncheon Speakers:
Annie Ceccarini, Outreach & Education Coordinator,USDA People’s Garden Initiative
Rosswell Spears, PBS Producer, “The Truth About Trees” (2013)

2:00 – 3:15 Breakout Session I
Public Policy and Mission Advocacy
Moderator: Danielle Crumrine, Tree Pittsburgh, ACTrees Board Member
Co-Moderator:Chuck Mills, California ReLeaf

2:00 – 3:15 Breakout Session II
Building Organizations with National NeighborWoods Month
Moderator:Leland Milstein, ACTrees Program Director
Panelists:
David Forsell, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful,ACTrees Board Member
Patrice Sheehan, Delaware Center for Horticulture

3:15 – 4:45 Plenary Session
Organizing Urban Forest Councils Toward National Effectiveness
Moderator: Burnell Fischer, Indiana University School of Public Environmental Affairs, ACTrees Board Member
Co-Moderator: Nancy Hughes, California Urban Forests Council