Happy to Be at ReLeaf 2017

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NYC Parks Manager of Special Urban Forestry Projects Danielle Gift and New York Tree Trust Director James Kaechele served on the planning committee for the Queens conference. Photo NYSDEC
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NYC Parks Director of Street Tree Planting Navé Strauss (left) participated on a panel about “Lessons from Superstorm Sandy” and Trees New York Educator Ashleigh Pettus served as conference facilitator. Photo NYSDEC

Conference attendees using Stew-Map on iPads
Conference attendees practice using the USDA’s STEW-MAP on their iPads. STEW-MAP studies a city’s or region’s environmental stewardship regime, creating publicly available maps and databases to help support community development. Photo by Abigail Mahoney
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Assistant Director for the USFS Cooperative Forestry Program Jan Davis (left) and Rob Davies, Director of DEC’s Division of Lands and Forests and New York’s State Forester. Photo NYSDEC
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Council Board Member Vinny Biondo (left) from the Town of Babylon spoke at ReLeaf. Brian Zitani is a longtime ReLeafer and is the Waterways Management Supervisor for Babylon. Photo NYSDEC
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Onondaga Earth Corps members from 2017 share their experiences thus far this season. Photo by Abigail Mahoney
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NYSEG Lead Analyst Vegetation Manager Jeff Bell (left) is one of three utility arborists on the Council Board. Longtime Council friend Jim Kisker is Sales Manager for Schichtel’s Nursery. Photo NYSDEC

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