Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Room 140, University College, University of Toronto
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, , M5S 3H7
The Faculty of Forestry of the University of Toronto, the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, and LEAF are hosting a special public lecture on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 4-5 pm at University College, Room 140.
Come hear from Bram Gunther, Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources at the New York City Parks Department, and learn about the vision and strategy behind how NYC is building a greener city and how it is addressing climate change, sustainability, and biodiversity. New York City has a top-ranked urban forestry program, and one of the best park systems in the U.S., so don’t miss this incredible opportunity!
For more info contact: amory.ngan[at]utoronto.ca
Bram Gunther is the Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources for the New York City Parks Department. He is also the President of the Natural Areas Conservancy, a new public/private partnership recently established to expand City efforts to conserve and restore thousands of acres of forests and wetlands. He joined the Parks Department in 1991 as an Urban Park Ranger, eventually becoming the Citywide Director. He transferred to Central Forestry and oversaw the growth of the division, including the creation of the Greenstreets and Green Infrastructure programs and the merger with the Natural Resources Group. In his current position, he creates and executes Parks policy and programs on forestry, horticulture, green infrastructure, and ecological conservation. He has a B.A. in American literature from State University of New York at Purchase and a M.S. in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
LEAF Office - Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St.
Toronto, , M6G 4C7
Sign up to become a LEAF Volunteer today. There are many ways that you can get involved and actively help our urban forest. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18, that have completed a volunteer orientation session.
- Become an EAB Ambassador and help us spread the word about Emerald Ash Borer
- hands-on planting and stewardship
- office administration
- research and writing
- community education/outreach
- photography and video
To attend this orientation session, please complete our Volunteer Application Form.
If you have any questions or to confirm your attendance, please contact Erin at erin[at]yourleaf.org or 416.413.9244 x12.
Click here to read our Volunteer Handbook for important information on urban forest issues and how you can help. In addition, all LEAF volunteers must watch a brief accessibility training video, here.