Sustainable Shoreline to hear about Urban Forests

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Sustainable Shoreline Education Association will meet on Friday, February 26 at 7:00 pm at the First Christian Reform Church, 14555 25th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155. Parking and main entrance are at the rear of the building.

The speaker will be Sarah Foster on The Importance of Urban Forests.

Agenda
• Election of Sustainable Shoreline Education Association Officers by members in good standing.
• Sarah Foster, Washington Department of Urban & Community Forestry Program

Sustainable Shoreline believes “a healthy community is defined as consisting of stable neighborhoods, a healthy environment, a prosperous small business environment and an economically viable city.” This includes a well functioning urban forest.

Sarah Foster is the Program Manager for the Washington State Dept of Urban & Community Forestry. She will be speaking about the importance of urban forests and the many things they do for us. If you are curious to know more before the meeting, please spend a few minutes on their webpage, there is a lot of concise information available. And please note the educational links at the bottom right of this page:

The City of Shoreline Planning Commission has been working on new tree regulations since January 2009. The existing tree code, resides in the SMC 20.50.290 at this webpage if you would like to review it. The Planning Commission tree regulation records to date can be reviewed at this webpage.

While much progress toward a more appropriate code has been made by the Planning Commission, this issue has been re-scheduled a number of times. The Planning Commission is expected to be working on the new regulations again soon. We hope you will join us to learn more about research showing how urban forests provide many services to the citizens of Shoreline.

Please join us for and informative evening. Light refreshments provided.
For more information, contact Bill Bear at 206-368-0858.

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