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Annual Statewide Conference

Sustainable Choices for Today,
Planting for Tomorrow

February 9th - 10th, 2011

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS

Wednesday, February 9th
8:30 am Conference Registration
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
9:00 am Welcome to the Conference
- Mayor Rod Nicholson
9:15 am Connecting It All
- Donna Yowell, MS Urban Forest Council
9:30 am Natural Asset Mapping and Management
- MS Development Authority
10:00 am Enhancing the Appearance of Downtown and Highway Business Corridors
- Randall Arendt
Noon Picnic Lunch
- MS Museum of Natural Science
1:00 pm Greener Neighborhoods, Either Revitalized or New
- Randall Arendt
2:30 pm Sustainable Site Development & Energy Conservation
- Bob Brzuszek, MS State University
3:15 pm Enhancing Conservation and Income Potential with Community Forests
- Daryl Jones,Ph.D., Natural Resource Enterprise Program
4:00 pm How to Incorporate Green Infrastructure Principles into Local Strategies
- Shelley Johnstone, City of Hernando
5:30 pm President’s Reception and Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt in the Renaissance
Thursday, February 10th
9:00 am Placing Value on Trees and Landscapes
- Dr. Stephen Dickie, MS State Extension Forester
10:15 am Sustainable Urban Forestry and Developing Green Policy
- Dr. Buck Abbey, LSU Green laws
11:30 am Trees and Water – Flood Control, Storm Preparedness and Water Quality
12:30 pm Lunch on Your Own – MUFC Membership Meeting
1:30 pm Go Green, $ee Green Workshop
This workshop will be presented by a team of experts covering subjects such as running a community forestry program on a budget, obtaining grants and financial assistance, free green infrastructure, creating gardens and green spaces, developing effective local teams, converting unsightly areas into assets, re-vitalizing your community, improving the quality of community spaces, creating the best comprehensive plan, and much more.


2011 Annual Urban Forestry Conference

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS
February 9-10, 2011


Please check appropriate fee option(s):
Full Registration (9th and 10th)
$   85.00 ______
Daily Registration: 9th or 10th
$   50.00 ______
Member (MUFC) Registration
$   75.00 ______
MUFC Membership
$   25.00 ______
$   25.00 ______
Exhibitor Display
$   50.00 ______
TOTAL FEE: _____________


Hyatt Place
1016 Highland Colony Parkway
Ridgeland, MS, 39157

Room Block for $99, ask for MUFC, book by January 31, 2011. Directions: Take Exit 105C off I-55 North onto Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, turn right into the Renaissance Shopping Center (by fountain), go straight until dead end and take a right, hotel on your left.

* Please note these changes could not be made on the brochure.

Donna Vaughn Yowell
164 Trace Cove Drive
Madison, Mississippi  39110
Cell and Office:  (601)-672-0755
Fax and 2nd line: (601) 856-1660




For more information contact:
The Mississippi Urban Forest Council,
Donna Yowell, Executive Director,
ph:601 856-1660 or 601-672-0755


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