Yearly Priorities

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2015-2017 Priorities

 

 Abington STC priorities for 2017 are:

 Planning

  • Analyze UTC (Urban Tree Canopy) data;set long range goals and priorities for tree planting and preservation
  • Participate and provide guidance for the Abington Towne Center set of projects
  • Participate and provide guidance for the USACE Sandy Run study
  • Partner with the EAC in advancing the Natural Systems portion of the STAR implementation

Stewardship

  • Implement year 1 of the Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary C2P2 project
  • Fully participate in the Tree Vitalize program, planting 80 bare root trees, half each in spring and fall

Outreach

  • Celebrate 10th Year as Tree City USA
  • Partner with the Board of Commissioners in identifying priorities for each ward, to grow public awareness of andparticipation in the enhancement of Abington’s tree canopy

Zoning and Code Enforcement

  • Support implementation of the new Zoning ordinance
  • Ensure professional review and compliance with all land development projects, as related to Landscaping

Trained staff and volunteers

  • Provide content knowledge to Township staff responsible for decisions regarding trees
  • Formalize and grow the Tree Tenders operation necessary to establish recently planted trees

Funding

  • Pilot and professionalize the Donate a Tree Program
  • Identify and pursue grant opportunities that support the above priorities