The Urban Forests of Utility Corridors May 22 at Zoo Atlanta

GUFC’s second quarterly educational program will be held on May 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ford Room at Zoo Atlanta and is sponsored by the Georgia Power Company, Northwest Region!  We’ll hear from Georgia Power foresters and arborists about their recycled vegetation use for zoo animals as well as biology and species protection projects such as their butterfly project and mapping gopher tortoise burrow in transmission corridors (Kym Stephens). We’ll also listen to a panel discussion about cultivating relationships; cooperative efforts between municipalities, nonprofits, and utilities (Savannah case study); and dealing with conflict. We’ll also learn about the Energy Saving Trees program, participated in by utility companies and EMCs. Speakers: Mark Wachter, Kym Stephens, and Bill Haws of the Georgia Power Company and Robert Seamans, City of Statesboro.  Lunch is included.  CEUs will be available.

The first 75 people to register receive a free ticket to tour the zoo!
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