Learn to Grow Your Community Forest at Sustainable Maryland Workshops








Sustainable Maryland is offering a leadership training workshop on “Growing the Community Forest” to municipal and county elected officials and staff. The workshop is offered on three different dates in Central Maryland, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Shore.

From an email notice (2018-09-24) of the event:

The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland will host Sustainable Maryland’s annual Leadership Training workshops in November. This training series fosters leadership skills to engage diverse stakeholders, reduce contention, and garner support for sustainability initiatives.

This year’s workshop topic, GROWING THE COMMUNITY FOREST, will incorporate examples, stories and tools that will help communities to strengthen and expand local tree canopy. Trees are unique amongst urban infrastructure, in that over time, they appreciate in both value and capacity. Learn about the benefits of a healthy community forest; funding sources and technical assistance available for maintaining and growing your town’s tree canopy; and examples of how to engage residents to support this vital green infrastructure in their neighborhoods.

The cost for county officials and staff is $35, which includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and parking. The event is co-sponsored by MACo and the Maryland Municipal League.

The workshop dates and locations include:

  • Thursday, November 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Hyattsville City Hall, Hyattsville
  • Thursday, November 13, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge
  • Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at University System of Maryland, Hagerstown

A full agenda will be available soon. If you have any questions please contact Mike Hunninghake at mikeh75@umd.edu or 301-405-7956.

Useful Links

Register for November 8 Hyattsville Workshop

Register for November 13 Cambridge Workshop

Register for November 14 Hagerstown Workshop

Sustainable Maryland Website