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TreesandStormwater.org is a new interactive tool going live this week that OKI developed in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), Davey Resource Group, and Centerline Strategies, LLC to enable community planners, engineers, stormwater managers, community foresters, and policymakers to better capitalize on trees when investing or reinvesting in their stormwater systems. As leaders grapple with shrinking budgets and deteriorating local infrastructure, the resilience and multifunctionality of green infrastructure and trees continues to broaden its appeal as a fiscally responsible investment for the long-term health and vibrancy of an area. This guide is designed to help communities across the country unleash new and innovative approaches for realizing the full capacity of trees as a component of their community’s infrastructure systems.

OKI will be participating in a series of national webinars, organized by NARC, to discuss regional resilience planning and how TreesandStormwater.org can assist communities in maximizing the benefits of trees and green infrastructure in your community. Please tune in as you are able and share with those you think would benefit from the tool. We will continue to update this page as registration links and additional details become available:

Wednesday, September 13th – 2:00-3:00 PM ET – National Recreation and Parks Association and Trust for Public Land

Wednesday, September 20th – 2:00-3:00 PM ET  – National Association of Development Organizations

Wednesday, October 11th – Time TBD – U.S. Forest Service: Urban Forest Connections webinar

Thursday, November 9th – 2:00-3:00 PM ET – American Planning Association

Thursday, November 16th – 1:00-2:00 PM ET  – Water Environment Federation and National Municipal Stormwater Alliance