by Aubrey Urban

This week, Karen Contos attended the yearly Grantee Showcase at the Department of Agriculture office in Phoenix. This showcase had presentations from the grantees of last year’s Community Challenge grants, which is a potential funding source for Urban Forestry projects. This event provided an opportunity to meet with the Department’s Urban Forest Coordinator and learn what types of programs received funding. 

Also, at the City Council Meeting on November 9, the City of Tempe agenda included approving the urban forestry master plan. The minutes have not been posted on the website yet, but we expect that it was passed. If anyone was at the meeting and would like to let me know about it, please reach out!