Member Profiles

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: Member Profiles, NYSDEC, 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 [...]

26 02, 2019

Getting to Know Onondaga Earth Corps Director Greg Michel

By |2019-02-26T11:23:32-05:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Greg Michel (at left) went with a team of Onondaga Earth Corps staff and advanced crew members–Nick, Amanda, Taveon, and Tyrell–to the 2018 Partners in Urban Forestry Conference in Irvine, California. Over the years, Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) and the Council have partnered in various [...]

29 09, 2018

Pictorial: Honoring Brian Skinner, Remembering Pat Tobin

By |2018-09-29T13:11:05-04:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Member Profiles, Organizational News, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Following a tree planting in his honor, Brian Skinner’s friends and colleagues gave him a bucket truck salute. Among the speakers were Jim Maloney from National Grid, Rich Nelson from the New York State Arborists, and Council Secretary Steve Harris. Photo by Sally Kellogg/DEC [...]

21 09, 2018

A Tribute to Our Friend Pat Tobin

By |2018-09-21T21:22:47-04:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Essays and Reflections, History, Member Profiles, Organizational News|Tags: |1 Comment

Pat Tobin in 2014 accepting Tree City USA recognition for Fayetteville, which has been a Tree City USA for nearly 20 years, thanks in no small part to Pat’s efforts. With Pat is NYSDEC Urban Forestry Partnerships Coordinator Sally Kellogg. Beloved Council Past President (2006-2009) [...]

13 08, 2018

Board Member Danielle Gift on ReLeaf 2018 & Her New Position

By |2018-08-13T19:00:20-04:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Member Profiles, NYC, ReLeaf Conference, ReLeaf Workshops|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Council Board Member Danielle Gift with a Parrotia persica on the RIT campus. Photo by Michelle Sutton Danielle Gift received a scholarship from the New York City/Region 2 ReLeaf Committee, of which she is an active member, to pay for ReLeaf registration and lodging. Get [...]

1 07, 2018

Pine Hollow Arboretum: Environmental Education in the Capital District

By |2018-07-01T16:45:59-04:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Nonprofits, Youth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Arboreta are a unique component of the urban forest, a place where we can see the breadth of beautiful trees and shrubs suited to our climate. They also make excellent outdoor environmental education labs. For the 7th year, NYSUFC organizational member The Pine Hollow Arboretum in Slingerlands [...]

3 04, 2018

The Story of New York Heartwoods, with Co-founder Megan Offner

By |2018-04-04T19:44:01-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Black walnut table from a salvaged urban tree in Warwick. All photos from New York Heartwoods New York Heartwoods (NYH), located in Kingston, was founded in 2011 out of Megan Offner’s love of forests, passion for quality craftsmanship, and desire to create environmental and economic [...]

27 02, 2018

Getting to Know the DEC Urban Forestry Program’s Mary Martin

By |2018-02-27T21:53:24-05:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Member Profiles, NYSDEC, Organizational News|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Mary Martin in the Adirondacks As the volunteer coordinator for the NYSDEC Urban Forestry Program, I do a lot. My job duties vary throughout the year, ranging from planning ReLeaf workshops to creating theme and lesson plans for the 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster [...]

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