New Haven Urban Resource Initiative Newsletter

Mark your calendar for Sep  6, 10, 14, 16, October 5, and November 4.  
Dear Tom Ficklin,  

Don't miss the fall line up of URI and urban forestry related events listed below.  All are free and open to the public.

Additionally, please continue to follow the actions carried out by the utilities on managing street trees by attending the upcoming public hearing related to proposed rate hikes on September 12th at 6:30pm in Hearing Room G2, Hall of Records, 200 Orange St., New Haven.

Happy end of summer and back to school days!


Anna Ruth Pickett
Development and Outreach Manager
Urban Resources Initiative
646-660-1394 (mobile)
Transportation on Tap: The Public's Right of Way: Re-Imagining How We Use Public Space at BAR, 254 Crown Street
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6 pm- 7:30 pm

GoNewHavenGo presents a panel of local experts (Sarah Sherban, Jim Travers, James Jenkins, Lizzy Donius) on public space for a lively discussion moderated by Anna Ruth Pickett. TONIGHT! Read more about it on Facebook.

Public Walk at Beaver Ponds Park
Saturday, September 10, 2016
10 am - 12 pm

Highlights include the pond and how it relates to the West River Watershed, the on-going efforts by various volunteer community groups to restore the park's natural habitat and provide public access, Bowen (Athletic) Field, the New Haven Police Academy, and the New Haven Animal Shelter. Meet at the Munson St. Bowen Field parking lot between Crescent St. and Sherman Parkway. Heavy rain will cancel. For more information, contact walk leader Nan Bartow.

National Park Service Centennial event: Urban Park Lands
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
4-5:30 pm
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. New Haven

This panel on urban land issues will kick off important discussions about natural resources as we enter the second century of conservation and the stewardship of our nation's public lands. The event will be moderated by Dr. Nina S. Roberts of San Francisco State University. The panelists are: Michael Mendez, Yale F&ES, Pinchot Faculty Fellow; Adam Parris, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay; and Kate Bickert, M.E.S '95, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Read more.

PARK(ing) Day
Friday, September 16, 2016
all day (and the week leading up to it)
various parking spaces throughout New Haven and internationally

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places.  URI will be collaborating with Yale FES ESC students to recreate a space in front of Kroon Hall, at 195 Prospect Street. Check it out and take a break in our PARK(ing) refuge.  
Yale Day of Service Tree Plantings- Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Come plant 5 trees with URI, Yale HR and alumni in honor of Yale staff who chose to celebrate a milestone at Yale with a tree on campus. Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. Rain or shine. Location TBA.  RSVP here.
Friday, November 4, 2016
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Urban Resilience and Sustainability
Join us for the annual conference hosted by the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at Yale.  This year's topic is urban resilience and sustainability. Read more. The event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.  

Anna Ruth Pickett | New Haven Urban Resource Initiative | 203-432-6189 | |
Urban Resources Initiative, 301 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
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