The Connecticut Urban Forest Council recently sent around the following announcement, as it seeks individuals interested in assisting the Council in its efforts on behalf of CT’s urban forest. It is holding an open house for individuals who might be interested next Thursday, May 19th. Those interested should contact Hartford City Forester Heather Dionne:
Wanted: Tree Enthusiasts
The Connecticut Urban Forest Council is seeking volunteers who wish to join the Council. We need qualified individuals to take on a range of very interesting and much-needed assignments. CUFC, which has been in existence for 30 years, has a major role to play with regards to trees and tree policy in Connecticut. It is called upon to provide advice and recommendations regarding the State’s urban forestry efforts to the CT State Forester in DEEP and to the Connecticut Legislature. It also serves as a bridge for urban forestry efforts throughout the state, in that it provides a forum for the discussion of a wide variety of urban tree related issues. It the host of a successful and long-running fall conference. Most recently, has become engaged in the administration of two very active urban forestry grant programs.
This is just a part of what the Council does. On the Council, you will work with representatives from state and local government, non-profit organizations, consultant urban foresters, landscape architects and others. While there is no monetary compensation for being on the Council, you can expect to find opportunities for meaningful role involvement with urban forestry policy within the state. The anticipated commitment is perhaps 4 to 8 hours a month on average and varies depending upon availability, opportunity and role within the Council.
We are especially in need of young people with the sort of fresh energy, ideas and enthusiasm that will carry the Council forward and build on its past successes. We also seek people with specific skills, to take on the role of being the Council webmaster, secretary and serve on the grants and conference committees.
If you are interested, we are holding an open house on May 19th at 3 o’clock.
Our May 19th meeting will be a social hour / business meeting, during which we will establish our plans for the upcoming year. If you are interested, this will be a great opportunity to meet current Council members and gain an understanding of the work the Council does.
The May 19th Meeting will by held at the Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt, located at
140 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford CT, 06106. This Meeting will run from 3 – 6 p.m.
If you are interested in attending, please contact:
Heather Dionne, Council Chair and Hartford City Forester
The Council website address is: https://cturbanforestcouncil.org/