Audubon Society Hosts Neighborhood Flyways Symposium April 6

March 29, 2017 10:22am

You might be surprised to know that Seattle, a city known for being ‘green’ is falling short in that very area. Specifically in its tree canopy. That matters for several reasons, but most of all for migratory birds that use the city’s trees to rest and refuel. Seattle Audubon Society developed a 4-year Neighborhood Flyways campaign and is hosting a free event at Seattle Town Hall with some pretty dynamic speakers and conversation.

The free symposium will include speakers from the Seattle Audubon Society, the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities, the Nature Conservancy, Seattle Parks Foundation, and Urban Forest Carbon Registry. Discussion topics range from urban forestry opportunities and challenges; Seattleā€™s density policies and tree ordinances; environmental justice and community engagement; restoring urban and natural habitats for birds, wildlife, and human communities; and more.

2:00-4:15 Introductory presentations
4:15-5:00 Social time, snacks and networking
5:00-6:00 Panel discussion and audience
6:00-7:00 Define advocacy priorities and next steps

April 6: 2 – 7 p.m.

The event is free, registration is required here.