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ORGANIZATION: GREENING OF DETROIT

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What is a Citizen Forester?

Over the past 34 years, The Greening of Detroit has planted more than 147,000 trees with a lot of help from our volunteers. Beyond our volunteers, who are our shovels in the ground on planting days, The Greening also has a group of highly trained volunteers, the Citizen Foresters, who are responsible for leading groups of up to 20 volunteers on planting days. Citizen Foresters demonstrate best practices for planting a tree and are quality control supervisors and motivational leaders during our tree planting events in the spring and fall.

Beyond tree planting training, Citizen Foresters can also receive training in volunteer management, community outreach, tree identification, maintenance and pruning, invasive species ID and removal, and green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). The Citizen Forester program is not just about planting trees. Citizen Foresters work in the community with a diverse group of local non-profits, corporations, community groups, and government agencies.

Becoming a Citizen Forester is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills, gain experience managing volunteers, hone or develop your green thumb, become familiar with different Detroit communities and meet others while working to make Detroit a greener place.

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About GREENING OF DETROIT

Location:

13000 W MCNICHOLS RD, DETROIT, MI 48235, US

Mission Statement

Inspiring sustainable growth of a healthy urban community through trees, green spaces, healthy living, education, training and job opportunities.

Description

The Greening of Detroit is a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for Detroiters by planting trees, providing job training and involving our youth in the education of the natural environment. We involve Detroiters in the process through community engagement, green spaces, education and jobs.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Detroit, MI 48235

(42.42247,-83.1917)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each Citizen Forester completes an online training program and then participates in at least 3 tree planting events per season. This equates to approximately 15 hours in a Spring of Fall season.
  • If you love the environment, enjoy talking to people and don't mind getting your hands dirty then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Citizen Foresters are a wonderful group of people who make the world a better place, one tree at a time.

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