Financing Urban Tree Canopy: A How-To for Chesapeake Communities Workshop

Description: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center invite you to a workshop on sustainable approaches to funding and financing an urban forestry program for Chesapeake Bay communities.

This workshop comes with the launch of a newly developed written guide for Chesapeake Bay communities by the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and the US Forest Service with support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. All participants will receive a hard copy of this guide at the workshop.

This workshop is an opportunity to hear from and speak with experts as well as peers from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed on effective, transferable, and often novel approaches to leveraging existing resources or increasing access to funding for implementing urban tree canopy.

This workshop is intended for local government staff, elected officials, volunteer tree boards and/or commissions, and any other individuals or groups involved in urban tree canopy efforts in their community.

To learn more about this workshop, please visit the workshop event website linked here.

Registration: This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please register for the workshop hereRegistration will close on Friday, December 7th.

Lunch will be provided.

Questions? Contact Jenny McGarvey, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay at or 804-977-1657.