Passionate about the environment? Curious about New Haven?
Consider joining the Urban Resources Initiative as a Community Greenspace Intern!
URI Community Forestry interns work with citizen groups, city officials, and non-profit agencies to restore neighborhood open spaces and streetscapes. Working with up to seven community groups, URI Community Forestry interns provide both technical and material support to implement projects. URI Foresters receive training in urban forestry, project planning, site assessment, outreach strategies, and monitoring techniques. The exact nature of the community projects will depend upon the individual needs and opportunities of each neighborhood site. Generally Community Forestry interns: train community members in tree inventory, species selection, site preparation (including soil testing, erosion control measures, and enrichment through addition of compost), tree maintenance (insect control, watering, mulching, pruning, etc), and planting methods.
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