Volunteer at your local AMPlifying the Urban Forest
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 12th! Developed and presented by the groundbreaking partnership between the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC), West Coast Arborists (WCA), Taylor Guitars, Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA), and the Britton Fund, AMPlifying the Urban Forest is coming to a city near you. The event will empower 28 municipal agencies throughout California to plant nearly 2,000 trees with the help of volunteers like you!
With an event of this size and magnitude, AMPlifying the Urban Forest will need hands-on volunteers to help successfully execute this extraordinary tree planting event. Each participating city is seeking volunteers from their local community to empower and educate their local communities on the importance of healthy, diverse urban forests.
All participating volunteers over 18 years of old, will have the chance to enter to win a Taylor GT Urban Ash, a guitar sourced from trees that once flourished in a California urban forest community and had reached the end of its lifecycle. This guitar, valued at $1,499, showcases one of the many ways our urban trees continue to provide value even after they are no longer growing in our communities.
Ready to get your hands dirty? Below are steps you can take to assist us in making AMPlifying the Urban Forests a successful event and to help us advance the collaborative urban forestry movement.
- Step 1: Visit your city’s unique volunteer registration page to sign up for the event.
- Step 2: Encourage your family and friends to get involved and volunteer with you!
- Step 3: Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to receive the latest updates and news regarding the event. Updates leading up to the March 12th event will be posted regularly on CaUFC’s social media sites.
- Step 4: Visit our website, investfromthegroundup.org, to sign up and receive direct email updates related to the event and volunteer opportunities.
AMPlifying the Urban Forest would not be possible without the assistance of local volunteers. We need everyone’s help to advance our collaborative urban forestry movement and increase awareness about the importance of growing and maintaining a thriving, local urban forest is so important to our communities.
We hope to see you there as we plant new trees and share their journey from seed to shade to song.
Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.