Urban Tree Stewards Volunteer Training Program
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
M-NCPPC, Montgomery Parks
Urban Tree Stewards Program 2012 Training Schedule
“Are you looking for an excuse to get out into your local park, get some exercise and do something for the environment? After being trained, the UTS volunteer will scout selected park areas and report concerns to the Park’s Tree Steward Program Coordinator or if an emergency, the Park's Service Center - we are asking that this be done at least 4 times a year, and after storm events (and/or as requested by staff). We are looking for at least a one year commitment. Volunteers will also be asked to assist in public relations and outreach for the Arboriculture Section and the Tree Steward program. The UTS volunteer should be comfortable using computers and email.”
Please register at http://www.MontgomeryParks.org, click on Volunteer Services and search for Urban Tree Stewards under opportunities.
The initial training session is eight (8) hours. Two continuing education classes are required per service year.
1) Session I : June 23 (8 a.m. to 4:00) Argyle Park and Rec Center*1030 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Orientation: Getting to Know Trees
Tree Identification and More
Afternoon Field Session
2) Session II: September 2012 3-day session
September 19 (7 to 9 p.m.) at Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
September 20 (6 to 9 p.m.) at Brookside Gardens Visitor Center*
September 22 (8 to 11 a.m.) field session at Meadowbrook Park
*Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for registration. Rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.
For more information contact: Jeanne Kavinski, Program Coordinator