San Jose, CA (May 29, 2002)- The mission of Our City Forest is to cultivate a greener, healthier urban environment and a renewed sense of community by involving Silicon Valley residents in the understanding, planting and care of the urban forest.
Goals and Objectives:
* To increase citizen involvement in tree planting and tree care
* To plant and steward trees using the highest professional standards
* To increase public awareness of the value, benefits and needs of trees
* To develop a dedicated and diverse volunteer corps
* To protect and enhance urban forests in Santa Clara County
* To achieve high tree survival rates through citizen involvement
* To inspire, mobilize and train volunteers from service clubs, schools, businesses and agencies
* To build a sense of community by facilitating grassroots environmental action efforts
For more information, visit Our City Forest.