Wed, Sep 18 | Washington Elementary School

Public Meeting #1 (this event has passed)

Location moved across the street to the Washington Elementary School First round of public meetings to inform the UFMP. Doors open at 5:30pm
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Public Meeting #1 (this event has passed)

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Washington Elementary School, 2615 N Adams St. Tacoma, WA 98407

About the Event

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Learn more about Tacoma’s urban forest and the programs, projects, and efforts shaping it; bring your thoughts and ideas to engage in the Urban Forest Management Plan visioning exercises; and join us for an open discussion on all things tree-related.

The facility offers free parking and access to public transportation.

 

For those unable to attend, an online survey is available in September and October. View the Public Survey #1 on the Surveys page and submit your responses!

For additional information or questions, contact the Urban Forestry Program at (253) 502-2138 or trees@cityoftacoma.org

The following is a copy of the Press Release:

News Release

From the City of Tacoma, Washington

cityoftacoma.org 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS 

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152 

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

Community Invited to Participate in the Urban Forest Management Plan 

The City of Tacoma’s goal is to grow a healthy and sustainable urban forest that is properly cared for and managed. An urban forest is comprised of all the trees, shrubs, and other vegetation within parks, along streets, in private yards, on empty lots and in urban natural areas. The quality, health, and connectivity of this urban ecosystem is a major contributor to the quality of life for the residents of Tacoma. 

To achieve a healthy system, the City is developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) and is inviting the community to join in its creation. From September through November of this year, a series of community meetings are being held that will provide an overview of the UFMP process and how to get involved.

The first of these meetings is on Wednesday, Sept. 18th, from 6-7 PM at the Wheelock Branch Tacoma Public Library. Attendees will learn more about Tacoma’s urban forest and the programs, projects, and efforts that help with its management. Participants are encouraged to bring their thoughts and ideas to engage in the UFMP visioning exercises and join in an open discussion on all things tree-related.

For those that are not able to attend the community meeting but still want to provide input, there is a UFMP survey available at TacomaTreePlan.org/Surveys. This initial survey is open from Monday, August 26 through Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Visit the project site at TacomaTreePlan.org for more information or contact the Urban Forestry Program at (253) 502-2138 or trees@cityoftacoma.org. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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