Members of the Urban Forestry Board will be conducting an open house meeting to solicit the public’s input on the Comprehensive Urban Forest Plan. The plan is currently being developed and will guide the way the City manages trees on all public property. The Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Forestry Program and other City departments are assisting with the development of this plan.
This meeting will allow the general public to comment on existing content and contribute new ideas. Members of the Urban Forestry Board and the Urban Forestry Program staff will be available for discussions.
The open-house meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Northwest Recreation Center, located at 2913 Northland Drive (78757). The community is encouraged to attend anytime between 5:00pm to 8:00pm. If you are unable to attend, you can still participate by providing feedback beginning Wednesday April 11th at Speak Up Austin! (https://austintexas.icanmakeitbetter.com/). The Comprehensive Urban Forest Management Plan will be located within the ‘Workbench’ category and is listed on the right hand side.
In addition, the community is encouraged to participate in an urban forest survey (www.austinurbanforestry.org) to share their perceptions, beliefs, and desires regarding the urban forest and the way it is managed. The results will be utilized by the Urban Forestry Board in making decisions about the Plan. This survey will close on April 18th.
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