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SUFC 2018 Hill Day, Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Now more than ever, we need your help advocating for urban and community forests across the country. Plan to join SUFC members and share your voice as an advocate for urban and community forests during our Hill Day on Tuesday March 6 -- the day before our Annual Meeting. Please RSVP to Danielle Watson, Society of American Foresters OR Becky Turner, American Forests


SUFC 2018 Annual Meeting and Reception, Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SUFC's 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on March 7, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, 700 2nd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. The meeting will focus on two topics: (1) the impact of urban forestry on public health and (2) resiliency through green infrastructure.

The registration fee is $175.00 and includes a light breakfast, AM and PM break, lunch, and the networking reception that same evening (see below). Register Now

A networking reception will follow that evening at the U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. RSVP Now for the reception.

A hotel room block has been established at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/ National Mall, 400 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, at the rate of $289 + taxes per night. This rate is available on the nights of March 6, 7, and 8. Rooms must be booked by February 6. Click HERE today to secure your hotel room, or call 888-421-1442 and ask for the SUFC March Group (or Group Code G-SUFC).

Mark your calendar and plan to attend this important one-day meeting and reception.


Call for Collaboration Request for Proposal -- 2018 Annual Meeting

In response to the request for more opportunities to proactively network and build effective partnerships among Coalition members, SUFC established a Pilot Networking Initiative in 2017. During the Annual Meeting held in March 2017, four projects were presented with an open “call for collaboration” among members. Each of these projects related to the theme of “nature’s impact on public health.” (More information on these projects will be highlighted in the forthcoming Member Action Digest.)

Building on last year’s pilot, the Coalition is once again calling for proposals for projects, research ideas, campaigns, or new technologies that relate to the 2018 theme:

Resilience, defined as using urban forest/green infrastructure management strategies to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and successfully adapt to impacts on people and trees resulting from adverse events. Adverse events include both acute shocks (e.g., natural disasters) and chronic stresses (e.g., climate change effects, such as increasing temperatures and sea level rise).

Those who submit successful proposals will have the opportunity to:

  1. Present their project or idea and corresponding Call for Collaboration at the SUFC Annual Meeting on March 7, 2018, in Washington, DC;
  2. Receive SUFC endorsement as an existing or emerging innovation in urban forestry; and,
  3. Access the diverse members and supporters of the Coalition to form partnerships to assist with their work throughout the year.

Click HERE to submit a proposal. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email Rachel Holmes

Read complete details HERE





For recent SUFC member policy and education outreach efforts, see Take Action.