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:
- Link to register: https://learning.nrpa.org/products/tools-for-trees-better-stormwater-management-and-livability#tab-product_tab_overview
Wednesday, September 20th – 2:00-3:00 PM ET – National Association of Development Organizations
- Link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5774715717972364545
Wednesday, October 11th – Time TBD – U.S. Forest Service: Urban Forest Connections webinar
- Link to connect to webinar: 1.usa.gov/1r9jjHv
Thursday, November 9th – 2:00-3:00 PM ET – American Planning Association