Up With Trees Inspired to Re-envision Program Outreach by Trees Forever

Urban and Community Forestry/Green Infrastructure Up With Trees Inspired to Re-envision Program Outreach by Trees Forever By Matt Spitsen | October 17, 2018 This year, Alliance for Community Trees hosted a mentor exchange program for members through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The mentor exchange program paired smaller non-profit groups with larger groups and allowed them to learn by travelling to their location and doing a site visit. Guest post by Steve Grantham, Executive Director, Up With Trees Before the Mentor Exchange, I had never been to Iowa. Everything I knew about the Hawkeye State had come from following the Iowa Caucuses, watching The Music Man, and being a fan of Big Ten football (GO BLUE!). Three days in and around Cedar Rapids gave me a newfound respect and love for the state, the people, and the mission of my host, Trees Forever. If you ever have the chance to sit across from and talk to Trees Forever’s Executive Director Shannon Ramsey, do..
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