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 [...]

12 04, 2019

Joyful 2019 Urban Forestry Awards Celebration

By |2019-04-12T13:47:11-04:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Awards, DEC, Tree Campus USA, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA|Tags: |0 Comments

Along with showing their support and helping to accept Syracuse’s Tree City USA Award, a team from Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) shared recent OEC achievements with the audience. From left to right: Syracuse City Arborist Stephen Harris, OEC Crew Leader Shadrach McKinney, Crew Leader Taveon Stenson, [...]

22 02, 2019

UCF Federal Appropriations Increase in FY19

By |2019-02-28T18:53:44-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Funding|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

February 20, 2019 Here’s an encouraging update from the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) on the status of FY19 federal funding for forests, via the U.S. Forest Service, including urban and community forestry (UFC). This is the funding that critically supports statewide UCF efforts such as [...]

22 01, 2019

Gloria Van Duyne is New NYSDEC UCF Program Coordinator

By |2019-01-24T19:30:38-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Organizational News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Gloria Van Duyne recently became the new NYSDEC Urban and Community Forestry Program Director. We asked Gloria to share a little about herself, including her extensive experience within DEC.    I was hired in 2005 by Mary Kramarchyk in DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program to develop [...]

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