Advocacy

23 01, 2018

NYC Parks’ Liam Kavanagh Brings Big-Picture Discussion to Council Board

By |2018-01-23T21:52:06-05:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, NYC, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NYC Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh. Photo by Michelle Sutton, from 2016 SMA Conference 2016 Last month, NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner  Liam Kavanagh came and spoke with the Council Board at their meeting at the NYSDEC Region 2 office on Long Island. Commissioner Kavanagh discussed three [...]

18 01, 2018

Budget Update … and the Time for UF Advocacy is Always Now

By |2018-01-18T08:15:33-05:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|0 Comments

Thanks once again to the tireless Danielle Watson, Assistant Director of Government Affairs & External Relations for the Society of American Foresters, for this legislative update on the federal Urban and Community Forestry budget for FY 2018. As readers know, Congress is still trying to negotiate a deal [...]

8 11, 2017

How NYC ReLeaf Gets it Done: Effective Advocacy for the Federal UCF Budget

By |2017-12-09T00:03:29-05:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: |0 Comments

Numbers represent the respective US Congressional Districts. Twelve federal congressmen and women cover the five boroughs of NYC. Thank you to NYC ReLeaf Planning Committee Member Nancy Wolf and NYC ReLeaf Committee Co-chair and NYSUFC Board Member Andrew Newman for sharing this account with us.  Along with [...]

29 10, 2017

Update on 2018 Federal Budget for UCF

By |2017-10-29T17:06:16-04:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: |0 Comments

Thanks to Danielle Watson, Assistant Director of Government Affairs & External Relations for the Society of American Foresters, for this legislative update (10/24/17) on the federal Urban and Community Forestry budget for FY 2018. In his budget proposal earlier this year, the President had zeroed out funding for UCF. [...]

6 09, 2017

Update on Status of Federal UCF Funding for 2018

By |2017-09-06T11:28:56-04:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|0 Comments

Thanks to Danielle Watson, Assistant Director of Government Affairs & External Relations for the Society of American Foresters, for this legislative update (8/31/17) on the federal Urban and Community Forestry budget for FY 2018. In his budget proposal, the President had zeroed out funding for UCF. There's good news [...]

10 07, 2017

Facts for Your Call and/or Letter this Week

By |2017-07-10T14:48:57-04:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

#SaveOurUrbanForests For your calls and letters to your U.S. Congressperson (http://www.house.gov/representatives/find) this week, here are some facts about how federal UCF dollars were used in New York State in 2016: --NYS UCF statewide overall funding for 2016 (that goes to zero if the federal budget for UCF [...]

4 07, 2017

Save Our Urban Forests: Write a Letter to the Editor

By |2017-07-04T09:39:33-04:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

This week, please consider writing a letter to the editor of your town and/or region’s papers about the importance of urban forestry funding. Check your paper’s letter to the editor guidelines for length and how to submit (it’s usually simple and straightforward–and editors are eager for well-written [...]

19 06, 2017

#SaveOurUrbanForests: Call Serrano and Lowey

By |2017-06-19T15:43:44-04:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: |0 Comments

This week, please call, write and/or tweet these two US Congress members from New York who are on the powerful House Appropriations Committee: US Congressman José Serrano (202) 225-4361) who has historically been supportive of urban forestry, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (202) 225-6506) who has also been [...]

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