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Mississippi Gulf Coast Programs - Download the entire PDF (154 KB) click here.

 

MS Gulf Coast Urban Forest Council - Monthly event and educational meetings.

 

Public Tree Give-Aways – Times vary

 

Free Master Urban Forestry Training – We will provide 25 hours of free training.

 

Local Tree Incubators - Tree seedlings will be donated to any city or county impacted by Katrina for growing out to supply trees for local planting when needed. Companies or organizations outside of Mississippi are encourage to donate seedlings , containers and soils to help accomplish this important activity that will help releafing efforts and inspire new growth in these impacted areas. 10 established to date.

 

“ If Trees Could Talk” Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast - story telling tape about the history of the coast under the canopies of the ancient trees. Free with $25 donation or membership. Free to coastal citizens.

 

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Programs Updates - Download the entire PDF (134 KB) click here.

 

We will begin to provide these updates as frequently as possible in light of the level of need for addressing urban forestry issues in impacted areas. Now that Mississippi is in the national spotlight and the role of urban forestry is vital to the recovery and rebuilding and since federal funding requests and resources assistance is predicted to be available in the near future it is imperative that all partners coordinate and communicate to reduce replication and to ensure best use of federal dollars for all citizens.

 

The Ms Gulf Coast Urban Forest Council was formed in 2002 and has conducted a number of program, events and urban forestry initiatives throughout the six county coast area. The Ms Urban Forest Council is the form most urban forestry council in the state and works in partnership with the MS Forestry Commission, the Ms Municipal League. The Landtrust,. Audubon, Marine Resources, DEQ and NOAA. Our coastal programs are paid for though a grant from NOAA, MDEQ and the CIAP program.