Join the Central Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (CTAEP) for our February luncheon at Las Palomas! Our guest speakers will be Thaïs Perkins and Matt Mears Thaïs from local non-profit TreeFolks. Reservations are required!
Speakers: Thaïs Perkins and Matt Mears with TreeFolks (http://www.treefolks.org/)
Topic: Adapting Non-profit Urban Forestry to Disaster Relief: A Model for Large-Scale Reforestation of Private Land (see below for more info)
Location: Las Palomas Restaurant (3201 Bee Cave Road #122 [West Woods Shopping Center])
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Full-Time Students: $20
Flood and fire have devastated the forests around Austin, Texas, in recent years, impacting urban centers as well as wildlands. TreeFolks, a tiny nonprofit at the time, was approached by partner organizations to help create a new model of large-scale reforestation that provides free trees and planting services in one-on-one consultations with hundreds of landowners. Part reforestation and part disaster relief, the combined programs have planted 1.7 million trees in just four years, with plans to plant a million more in the next four.