Thank you for joining Trees Forever and our partners for the Our Woodland Legacy Symposium: Trees, Land, Water and Community on December 7. The Symposium is a forum on current issues facing communities striving to conserve woodland areas and to improve the environment in our urban and rural areas. Our goal is to engage policy makers and the public, support smart growth development, and quantify the benefits of trees and natural areas.
Trees, Land, Water and Community
We were honored to host a conversation with two experts on how trees and green space improve our health, help our community with important functions such as stormwater management, and more.
Keynote Speaker Presentations
Trees, Water and Wellness: Green Infrastructure and Human Health Co-Benefits by Dr. Kathleen Wolf
Green Infrastructure for 21st Century Cities by Peter MacDonagh
Natural Systems in Cedar Rapids by Jen Winter, Public Works Director, City of Cedar Rapids
Trees, Land and Water for Municipal, Commercial and Residential Developments Panel
Bill Micheel, Assistant Director, Community Development, City of Cedar Rapids (PowerPoint not available)
Emily Swihart, Field Coordinator, Trees Forever
Sandy Pumphrey, Project Engineer II, Public Works, City of Cedar Rapids
Peter MacDonagh, FSLA, Kestrel Design Group Trees
Land and Water for Homes and Neighbors Panel
Moderator: Eric Holthaus, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cedar Rapids
Eric Shepley, P L.A., HBK Engineering, LLC
Kelli Kennon-Lane, Director of Education, Indian Creek Nature Center
Stephanie Neff, Health and Wellness Supervisor, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Research Social Scientist, University of Washington
For a more detailed agenda from the day, click here.