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26 12, 2023

DEC Announces 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge: Annual Hiking Challenge

By |2023-12-23T12:40:04-05:00December 26th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYSDEC|Comments Off on DEC Announces 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge: Annual Hiking Challenge

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has announced the 2024 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge to highlight the world-class tourism destinations and recreational opportunities in the Catskill Park. Launched in 2019, the Challenge draws participants from every region of New York, as well as 11 other [...]

12 09, 2023

At the Fair With New York State Arborists

By |2023-09-13T13:05:58-04:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Arboriculture, Cornell Cooperative Extension|Comments Off on At the Fair With New York State Arborists

New York State Arborists has sponsored a booth at the New York State Fair since 1982. That makes this the fortieth year. (Covid resulted in no Fair in 2020.) Dedicated volunteers help people who drop by with concerns about their trees. Every square inch [...]

28 08, 2023

Equity and Climate Justice Roundtable on Cap-and-Invest Program Live-Streamed and Recorded

By |2023-08-28T00:26:36-04:00August 28th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Environmental Justice|Comments Off on Equity and Climate Justice Roundtable on Cap-and-Invest Program Live-Streamed and Recorded

NYSDEC and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced an Equity and Climate Justice stakeholder roundtable on the development of the State's Cap-and-Invest Program to reduce the emissions driving climate change. The Cap-and-Invest Program was recommended in the Climate Action Council's Scoping Plan and proposed in [...]

11 08, 2023

Free Access to Environmental Justice Trainings

By |2023-08-09T17:11:51-04:00August 11th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Environmental Justice, Training, Webinars & Online Workshops|Comments Off on Free Access to Environmental Justice Trainings

The Alliance for Community trees has been focusing on engaging disadvantaged communities with urban and community forestry efforts through impending Inflation Reduction Act funding, Links are available to some of its latest recorded environmental justice trainings. These training sessions are facilitated by Dr. Christine Carmichael of Fair Forests [...]

21 07, 2023

EPA News

By |2023-07-25T14:52:28-04:00July 21st, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Environmental Justice, Training, Youth|Comments Off on EPA News

EPA Invites Youth to Serve on Agency’s First-Ever National Environmental Youth Advisory Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the formal establishment of the agency’s first-ever National Environmental Youth Advisory Council (NEYAC). The NEYAC will provide independent advice and recommendations to Administrator Michael S. Regan on [...]

16 07, 2023

New Round of Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

By |2023-07-13T08:43:27-04:00July 16th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Environmental Justice, Funding, Grants, NYC|Comments Off on New Round of Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

$6 million in grants is available to help communities facing environmental justice challenges and address environmental concerns. The latest round of Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants is the largest amount offered to date and is supported by the State's Environmental Protection Fund as part of New York's ongoing [...]

14 07, 2023

2 Engagement Session Opportunities Next Week!

By |2023-07-14T09:43:55-04:00July 14th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice|Comments Off on 2 Engagement Session Opportunities Next Week!

National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Call EPA invites Environmental Justice (EJ) advocates to participate in the next  National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Call taking place on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). These calls are free and open to the public. Register to [...]

6 09, 2022

What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act for Urban and Community Forests?

By |2022-09-06T14:32:14-04:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, USFS|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The NYSUFC was one of the signatories to a letter to Congress in support of the urban and community forestry related funding within the Inflation Reduction Act. Here's an except from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) press release that breaks down how the money will be allocated. [...]

20 06, 2019

David Moore’s Advice to Budding Urban Foresters

By |2019-06-20T13:41:50-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Awards, Municipal Forestry Insitute, NYC, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

David guest speaking for an urban forestry class at SUNY-ESF (College of Environmental Science & Forestry). Seven Considerations for Budding Urban Foresters   By David Moore, Senior Tree Supervisor, City of Oakland, California Photos Courtesy David Moore NYSUFC Past President (2015-2017) David Moore, 34, is [...]

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