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September 7, 2010

Re:  OPPORTUNITIES TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE TREES IN SUSTAINABLE
COMMUNITIES – FREE OF CHARGE!!!!

Dear Mayor:

On behalf of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Jersey we are bringing
to your attention

To Register for the IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS, go to http://tcnj.qualtrics.com//SE?SID=SV_dnTB3hKiC9WG5Ba

To Register for the WEBINAR, go to:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/763921217

Community Forestry Program Continuing Education Credits are Available
(1 CEU/contact hour)

As of 2007, urbanized land covered 30 percent of the state and surpassed forest land as the dominant land-use type in New Jersey.  The Garden State now has more acres of buildings, parking lots and lawns than it has of upland forests - including the Pinelands and all the state's parks and reserves. (NJ Future email)

Fortunately, communities are beginning to recognize the very tangible benefits that trees provide in the urban environment.  Healthy trees reduce air and noise pollution, provide energy-saving shade and cooling, furnish habitat for wildlife, enhance aesthetics and property values, and are an important contributor to community image, pride, and quality of life.

This workshop will offer tools and resources to communities that want to protect and enhance their trees and woodland resources, including information about the DEP’s Green Communities Grant, how to use computerized mapping software to protect and enhance resources and what to consider when developing a woodland protection ordinance.

For further information contact: Winnie Fatton, 609-771-2855 or fatton@tcnj.edu

Locations:

September 21, 2010:  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Monmouth County Public Library
Marlboro Branch – Room A
1 Library Ct & Wyncrest Dr.
Marlboro, NJ  07746-1184
(Near Intersection of Route 520 and Wyncrest Road)
http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/location_directions.htm#Marlboro

September 22, 2010 – 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Webinar  -- To register:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/763921217

September 29, 2010:  9:00-11:00 a.m.
Woodbine Municipal Building
Main Meeting Room
501 Washington Avenue, Woodbine, NJ 08270
http://www.boroughofwoodbine.net
(Once on the site, use “Quick Finder” for directions)

September 30, 2010:  1:00-3:00 pm
Leonia Public Library
227 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ 07605
http://www.bccls.org/members/leon.shtml#Directions

DRAFT Agenda

Welcome

Overview of Sustainable Jersey Woodlands Tools
Donna Drewes, Community Planner, MLUC at        TCNJ

NJ DEP’s Community Forestry Program
NJ DEP Community Forestry Staff

Using Computerized Mapping to Protect and Enhance Tree Resources
Alec McCartney, NJ DEP

Woodland Protection Ordinance
Steve Chisholm, Board of Certified Tree Experts, Jackson, NJ

Q & A

 

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