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2017 SUFC Hill Day

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Now more than ever, we need your help advocating for urban and community forests across the country. These first 100 days of the new administration are a critical time to visit your elected representatives. Join SUFC members and share your voice as an advocate for urban and community forests.

  • 10:30 a.m. Rally with Water Week partners near Capitol Building lawns (SUFC member meet-up TBD)
  • LUNCH with SUFC partners at Congressional cafeteria with SUFC Policy Co-chairs
  • Afternoon meetings with YOUR legislative representatives
  • 5:00 p.m. Hill Day Debrief Happy Hour, location TBD

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUFC HILL DAY, PLEASE EMAIL WENDI HOOVER AT INFO@SUFC.ORG WITH YOUR NAME, ORGANIZATION AFFLIATION, VOTING DISTRICT, AND EMAIL ADDRESS.



2017 SUFC ANNUAL MEETING & RECEPTION

Thursday, March 23, 2017
SUFC 2017 Annual Meeting.
Registration
FULL & CLOSED.

2017 AGENDA
2017 Presenters
  • SUFC Annual Meeting

    9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Sidney R. Yates, Forest Service Building
    201 14th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20227 (corner of 14th and Independence Avenues)
    Registration FULL & CLOSED $115 per attendee. There is an attendance cap of two people per organization due to space constraints.
  • SUFC Networking Reception

    6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory (adjacent to U.S. Capitol Building)
    100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
    RSVP Required. No cost.

A hotel block has been established at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 555 C Street SW, Washington, DC, for the nights of March 21, 22, and 23, at the rate of $242.00 per night + taxes (this is the prevailing federal government rate). The hotel is very close to L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station; if traveling via Metro to the Sidney R. Yates, U.S. Forest Service Building, it's a quick ride to the Smithsonian Station and a short walk from there -- about 12 minutes total. If you prefer to walk from the hotel, it's a beautiful 15-minute journey along The Mall to the Yates Forest Service Building and 10 minutes to the U.S. Botanic Garden for the reception. The room block is available on a first-come basis and expires on Friday, February 24. The link to book your room online is: SUFC Annual Meeting; or call 877-834-3613 and reference group code AM3.

Past SUFC Annual Meetings

2016 Materials

The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

2015 Materials




Scan of Urban Forestry Outreach Campaigns

SUFC commissioned Fifth Estate Communications to conduct a scan of five urban forestry outreach campaigns, including public awareness efforts, tree-planting initiatives and a capital campaign, as part of their discovery work for the Vibrant Communities Strategic Communications Plan. The goal of the scan was to gather messaging and communications strategies and tactics from each campaign, and to capture best practices and lessons learned. Fifth Estate identified clear trends emerging around successful programs, including creating a “cycle of value,” providing multiple points of engagement and meeting people where they are, geographically and emotionally.



SUFC Webinars

  • SUFC Stakeholder webinar: FY 2015 USDA Forest Service Budget

  • Are You Climate-Smart? How Urban Trees Build Climate Preparedness WEBINAR

    Webinar summary: What roles do urban trees play in reducing climate change impacts in urbanized communities? Webinar speakers touch on climate-induced stormwater flooding, reducing thermal pollution in local waterways, and minimizing heat island effects.

    Moving from a national perspective to an exciting region-specific project, learn about the Forestry CPR (Climate Preparedness and Response) pilot program developed by King County Washington and National Wildlife Federation. Hear how this model utilizes various assessment tools and helps provide landowners (from backyards to forested acreage) with tailored actions steps and resources to make their property more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The tools are applicable to private lots, schools, businesses and public parks.

  • iTree: How it is being used and what's new

    On October 10, 2011, the SUFC hosted an interactive webinar on the iTree with experts: Keith Cline (USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program), Scott Maco (Davey Tree), Jerri LaHaie (Society of Municipal Arborists), and Dr. Dave Nowak (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station). The webinar provided an overview of how iTree is a collaborative tool, the range of the iTree suite tools and specifically iTree Hydro. To hear the presentations and Q and A, click here




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