The Environmental Finance Center and the MOST Center are pleased to announce a new online course –
Urban trees provide a wealth of well-documented environmental, social, and economic benefits to communities. They are a cost-effective component of stormwater management programs as well as powerful carbon sinks and oxygen producers improving air quality, enhancing public health, and contributing to climate change mitigation. Given the many benefits that trees provide, this course will help communities overcome the principal barrier for increasing urban tree canopies: the lack of adequate funding to plan and carry out tree planting and maintenance programs. This course presents practical strategies for funding and financing municipal urban tree canopy programs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. While the primary target audience includes policy makers and urban forestry managers in towns and cities throughout the region, the content may be of interest to anyone involved in promoting the development and maintenance of thriving community forests.

As a reminder, the MOST Center has moved to!  All content is still managed by EFC – but now with increased support from the University of Maryland!  Courses are now hosted on UMD’s Open Learning platform.  PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW the “HOW TO ENROLL IN MOST OPEN LEARNING COURSES” INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
Also, stay tuned for Making Pet Waste Management Work for Your Water Quality Goals coming later this month!
Click HERE to see our course catalog!
The MOST Center Team