An evening with Doug tallamy
During this free event, you will learn practical, effective, and easy steps to taking environmental action in your own yard.
About this EventIn his new book, Nature’s Best Hope, Douglas W. Tallamy urges homeowners to turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Tallamy, one of the leading figures advocating native plant gardening in the United States, joins the Western New York Land Conservancy for a special virtual event. During this free event, you will learn practical, effective, and easy steps for taking environmental action in your own yard.
About Douglas W. Tallamy
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 95 research publications and taught insect related courses for 40 years. He is the author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, which won the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. Learn more about him at bringingnaturehome.net
This one is hosted by the NC Forest Service, and should be the right about of nerdy for us. It also has CEU credits for those arborists out there...
Addressing Tree Canopy Loss through Stronger Ordinances and other Policy Tools
Karen Cappiella, Center for Watershed Protection
Lydia Scott, Chicago Region Trees Initiative
Date: May 13, 2020 | 1:00-2:15pm ET
Across the country, a number of cities are setting ambitious tree canopy goals to fight the trend of a decline in tree canopy. Among the many causes of canopy loss, development is a key driver, and is one that communities can significantly influence through local codes, ordinances and other planning tools. In 2018, the Center for Watershed Protection released the guide “Making your Community Forest-Friendly: A Worksheet for Review of Municipal Codes and Ordinances” to help communities better address these challenges. In this webinar, Karen Cappiella of the Center for Watershed Protection will provide an overview of this tool and share a related research project that is being conducted in the Delaware River watershed. Lydia Scott of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative will share successful strategies and lessons learned from efforts to help strengthen tree preservation ordinances across the 284 municipalities in the Chicago region and also across the state of Illinois.
Click here to sign up: Webinar on Tree Ordinances
The Triangle Land Conservancy has put together an excellent kids program called Triangle Explorer. It has tons of great activities and badges that you and your kids can do to learn more about nature! It also has a whole badge just about trees. So check it out!
Triangle Explorer: Tree Badge Activities for Kids!
Founder of the Green Belt movement in Kenya, this amazing tree champion has gone beyond planting trees to create a movement! We are inspired by her tireless work of using trees to increase the health, wealth and justice of her community. But its not just us- she was the first African Women to win the Nobel Peace Prize!
Read more about her and the Green Belt movement here:
The Green Belt Movement
For several inspiring children's books about Wangari's life and work -- all for ages 4 to 8 -- Check out:
"Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World" (https://www.amightygirl.com/seeds-of-change),
"Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya" (https://www.amightygirl.com/mama-miti),
"Wangari's Trees of Peace" (https://www.amightygirl.com/wangari-s-trees)
"Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees" (https://www.amightygirl.com/wangari-maathai-millions-of-trees)