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Ever wanted to learn more about trees, advocate for our urban forest, educate others, or help improve your community's tree canopy?! Now is an excellent time to do just that...

Becoming a Community Forester is a great way for anyone who cares about community, social justice, equity, the environment, health, or urban greening to be actively involved in making a difference in Denver.

As a Community Forester, you become part of a distinguished group of high-level volunteers who serve their community by leading efforts to help restore, enhance, and protect our city's trees. Community Foresters and Tree Stewards receive rich training in the field of urban forestry and are empowered to lead and participate in tree planting and care projects in Denver neighborhoods and for The Park People, Denver's Forestry Division, and the Mile High Million tree planting initiative.

Read below and contact us today to register for the first workshop on Saturday, March 11th!

Skills:
Our volunteers are passionate about trees, the environment, improving our communities, and helping others. They are positive and personable, able to interact with others positively and constructively, as well as flexible and adaptable in the face of hiccups and challenges that may arise.

Requirements:
No previous experience is necessary to become a Community Forester or a Tree Steward. Volunteers receive training through the Community Forester workshop series.

The Park People, in partnership with Denver Parks & Recreation, hosts The Community Forester Program to educate a skilled pool of volunteer forest caretakers and provides rich learning opportunities in the form of 5 workshops:

Trees 101 (prerequisite for other workshops) $20
Sat, March 11, 9am-1pm

Tree Planting and Health $20
Sat, April 1, 9am-1pm

Tree Pruning $20
Sat, May 6, 9am-1pm

Tree Identification and Inventory $20
Sat, June 3, 9am-1pm

Volunteer Leadership and Community Engagement $20
Sat, July 8, 9am-12pm

To become a Community Forester, participants must complete all 5 workshops. You may attend the Volunteer Leadership and Community Engagement workshop free of charge after completing all other workshops.

Individuals who do not attend the full workshop series but attend Trees 101 and at least one other workshop receive the title of "Tree Steward" and are able to volunteer in support roles.



The first workshop in the series is March 11. Registration Deadline is March 6th. Space is limited. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.

To register, contact The Park People at show contact info For more details about each workshop and the program, visit www.theparkpeople.org.
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