17 10, 2019

DEC Urban Forestry’s Andrea Nieves: Get to Know Her!

By |2019-10-21T16:46:48-04:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |2 Comments

As an undergrad, Andrea Nieves worked on aquatic research projects at Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus in Oneonta, NY. Andrea Nieves is the NYSDEC Environmental Education Assistant in the Urban Forestry program, covering the needs of the Trees for Tribs program as well. I [...]

20 09, 2019

DEC Urban & Community Forestry’s Christina McLaughlin–Get to Know Her!

By |2019-09-20T06:22:59-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Volunteer Coordinator Christina McLaughlin travels widely. Last spring, she fed lorikeets at the San Diego Safari Park. I grew up in Pittsford, outside of Rochester. I was definitely interested in nature from an early age, because my house was in [...]

23 06, 2019

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.8 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Spread Of Invasive Species

By |2019-06-23T21:33:48-04:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Environmental Protection Fund, Grants, Invasive Plants|0 Comments

A thicket of Japanese knotweed. Citation: Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, www.invasives.org Funding Supports Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control, Research, Lake Management Planning, and Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Programs. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced more than $2.8 million in grants have been [...]

2 06, 2019

How Village of Massena Used its EPF Grant Dollars

By |2019-06-02T17:40:11-04:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Veterans Memorial Park in Massena The Village of Massena (pop. ~10,500) is located in Saint Lawrence County, just south of the Saint Lawrence River. Massena Utility CEO Andy McMahon coordinated the Village of Massena’s effort to secure an EPF grant to fund a tree inventory and tree [...]

2 06, 2019

Akwesasne Uses EPF Grant to Create Stellar Community Forest Management Plan

By |2019-06-02T16:09:23-04:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The beautiful, 109-page Akwesasne Community Forest Management Plan was written and designed by Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Forestry Conservation Technician Aaron Barrigar. Through EPF grants, the community of Akwesasne and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Forestry Resources Department performed a tree inventory and created the [...]

15 05, 2019

How Kingston Used its EPF Grant Dollars–and Advice from the Grant Writers

By |2019-05-15T12:20:27-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This Q&A is with Kingston Assistant Planner Kyla DeDea, one of the grant writers for Kingston’s successful EPF Round 13 grant application. What was the work Kingston needed grant money for? Kyla DeDea: The City of Kingston applied to hire a professional tree service to conduct a [...]

14 05, 2019

Prospect Park’s EPF Grant Yields Superb Tree Management Plan

By |2019-05-14T20:34:34-04:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, NYC, Tree Inventory, Urban Forest Management Plans|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Image by Elizabeth Jeegin Colley for the Prospect Park Alliance Round 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund grants for urban forestry related activities will open later in 2019. Here on the blog, we continue to showcase work that emerged from successful grants and give advice [...]

12 05, 2019

Thirty-Three Urban Forest Inventories/Mgmt Plans to Inform Your UFMP

By |2019-05-13T13:13:11-04:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: DEC, Grants, Tree Inventory, Tree Planting, Urban Forest Management Plans, Urban Forest Master Plans|1 Comment

The Council now has 33 professional Urban Forest Inventories/Mgmt Plans from around New York State collected for your perusal. Most of the inventories/plans were funded by grants from the Environmental Protection Fund (aka cost-share grants), with applications evaluated by NYSDEC staff. This compendium of Plans could be [...]

29 04, 2019

Arbor Day Ceremony in Albany Honors Mary Kramarchyk Beck, DEC Poster Contest Winners

By |2019-04-29T16:12:23-04:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Art and Folklore, Awards, DEC, Organizational News, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

NYSDEC Urban Forestry Program Coordinator Gloria Van Duyne presented a framed copy of the Arbor Day 2019 poster to winner Paul Bergwall, who is from the Rochester area. Paul worked for Kodak for many years and then became an art teacher. He and his wife were [...]

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