38% cut in budget for national forestry
- FYI In keeping with the topic of the day...
If you can take a moment, it's easy to submit comments online.
The President has proposed a 38% or $17,436,000 reduction in the
national Urban and Community Forest budget. You all know what this
Please contact your Representatives and Senators letting them know
what this reduction will do to you, your business and community.
When all is said and done, the No. 1 funding supporter of urban and
community forestry in the United States since 1990 has been the USDA
Forest Service. That budget has been slashed annually for too long
when, in fact, community forests impact more than 80 percent of the
U.S. population. And trees are the only portion of infrastructure
that actually appreciate in value while all other infrastructure
Indeed, there are many reasons why this budget should be expanded
significantly, and by no means reduced.
YOU CAN HELP!
1) Tell us why you think the Forest Service should expand the Urban
and Community Forestry budget, and not slash it.
2) Schedule a time to call or email your members of Congress and
educate them on this matter.
3) Enlighten and enlist your friends, and tell them to tell their
friends to do the same.
The deadline is THURSDAY!
Here are two quick links to find your Congressperson(s)
Friends of the Urban Forest
(415) 561-6890 x 104
(415) 561-6899 fax