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     TAKING ROOT  April 2021

NYSUFC Hiring Equity & Justice Coordinator

Also on the Blog

2021 NY ReLeaf Conference: July 23 & Virtual, Small Outdoor Events Follow

Arborist Dana O'Malley of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

DEC Hosts Online Tree City, Tree, Campus, and Tree Line USA Celebration


USFS Urban & Community Forestry Resilience Grants: Apps due April 16

Paul Smith’s College Arboriculture & Landscape Management Program


From President
Karen Emmerich 

Hello everyone, 
Spring is for ... vaccination! But also, of course, for tree planting. This month the flurry of spring planting begins. Spring, vaccinations, tree planting: all have in common an optimistic look toward the future. 

The Council is hiring a part-time Equity & Justice Coordinator, with applications due April 15th. We are very excited about this new contractor position, which we see as key to the Council's mission, vision, and relevance. We thank Urban Forester and Equity Consultant Miche Palmer for creating the job description for the position for our Council. Miche did a fantastic job and was terrific to work with.     

Please Take a Moment to Renew Your NYSUFC
Membership for 2021 

Only $25 for individuals ($10 for students), and it means the world to the Council. 

Renew HERE ... and thanks so very much!

See DEC Urban and Community Forestry Upcoming Activities for info about

Electrical Hazard Awareness training - hosted by Finger Lakes ReLeaf (Region 8) - April 15th
Hudson Valley ReLeaf (Region 3) webinar - May 6
NYC ReLeaf (Region 2) webinar workshop - May 14
Leatherstocking Region ReLeaf (Region 6 ) webinar -  May 18
TAKING ROOT and the NYSUFC blog are made possible by a grant from the US. Forest Service, mediated through NYSDEC.  

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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