There is no charge for MDC Member Communities (Main Streets and Affiliates). The cost is $10 per webinar for all other attendees.
We know that shade and greening your downtowns are good for the planet and provide comfort for your visitors. Join Jan Santerre, Project Canopy Coordinator at the Maine Forest Service, to learn about the value of trees downtown and a funding opportunity to support greening efforts.
MDC Webinars are quick learning opportunities providing great Maine examples from our Main Street and Affiliate Communities. Sessions will be presented in Zoom Webinar format. Short presentations by each speaker will be followed by a Q&A with question posted via the chat function. The sessions will be recorded, and recordings will be shared with all registrants after the webinar.
Jan Ames Santerre is the Project Canopy Director for the Maine Forest Service (MFS), where she focuses on all aspects of program management. Project Canopy is a federally funded program in support of urban forestry programming in Maine’s municipalities. She works with cities and towns statewide, providing grant funds to support street and shade tree planting and assistance and training in various topics related to shade tree management and forestry in general to municipal staff, commissions and volunteers. Additionally, Jan manages the state big tree registry, the Tree City USA program in Maine, the Community Forest and Open Space land acquisition program, as well as several other department initiatives related to urban and community forest health.
Jan is a native of Dover-Foxcroft, and has a BS in Forest Biology from the University of Vermont.
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