View of the Statue of Liberty from Governors Island in the New York Harbor. As New York City sees more intense heat waves and frequent storms due to climate change, planting and tending its urban forest will help cool the air and absorb the torrents of rain. Understanding this vital role of the city’s trees, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and local nonprofit New York Restoration Project completed an eight-year project in 2015 to plant one million trees.
View of the Statue of Liberty from Governors Island in the New York Harbor. As New York City sees more intense heat waves and frequent storms due to climate change, planting and tending its urban forest will help cool the air and absorb the torrents of rain. Understanding this vital role of the city’s trees, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and local nonprofit New York Restoration Project completed an eight-year project in 2015 to plant one million trees. © Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

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Trees and Forests

New York

Backcountry + The Nature Conservancy's Reefs to Rooftops Series Part 2 of 3

Speaker: Tami Lin, NY Cities Deputy Director 

Trees provide diverse environmental, economic and human health benefits, both physical and mental. Learn how The Nature Conservancy in New York is leading the way on the organization’s focus on building healthy cities by transforming the urban landscape in an equitable and impactful way. The Conservancy's NYC Program is developing strategies with key partners at the local, state, and federal levels that will create a new, cohesive vision for our future forest and its stewardship, bringing this to life and inspiring action throughout New York and beyond.

Backcountry + The Nature Conservancy will be providing light snacks and drinks for this event. Come by on your way home from work and learn how our partnership and presence in NYC will benefit your backyard.