Neighborhood Flyways Symposium: Partners for Seattle’s Tree Canopy
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2PM-7PM
Town Hall Seattle
Pre-registration ends at 4:30PM, Wednesday, April 5. Additional registrations are welcome at the door, beginning at 1:30PM, the day of the event.
Seattle Audubon has developed a 4-year Neighborhood Flyways campaign to restore and connect the tree canopy across Seattle. Please join us as we discuss:
- Urban forestry opportunities and challenges
- Seattle's density policies and tree ordinances
- Private and public urban re-forestation programs
- Environmental justice and community engagement
- Green infrastructure and ecosystem services planning
- Investment in carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change
- Restoring urban and natural habitats for birds, wildlife, and human communities
2:00 - 4:15 Introductory presentations
John Brosnan, Seattle Audubon executive director, speaking on behalf of Neighborhood Flyways, tree canopy conservation, and restoration for bird habitat.
Jana Dilley, Trees for Seattle program manager, Seattle Public Utilities, speaking to the City of Seattle's efforts to engage the community in caring for our urban forests.
Michelle Caulfield, deputy director of Seattle's Office for Sustainability and Environment, speaking on city density policies and tree ordinances.
Mark McPherson, executive director at the Urban Forest Carbon Registry, on generating new funding for the many ecosystem services provided by urban trees.
Sean M. Watts, director of community engagement at Seattle Parks Foundation, speaking to genuine community organizing and justice challenges and opportunities.
Chris Hilton, urban partnerships director at the Nature Conservancy, speaking to the role of trees in green infrastructure and benefits of nearby nature.
4:15pm - 5:00 Social time, snacks, and networking
5:00pm - 6:00 Panel discussion and audience Q&A
6:00pm - 7:00 Define advocacy priorities and next steps
This event is free to the public, thanks to a grant from the Horizons Foundation. The International Society of Arborists is offering continuing education credits for participating.