Don’t forget to register for this month’s TFN Learning Network Call!

Greenspace Conservation in Metropolitan America: Partnerships That Benefit People and Nature

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

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Across metropolitan America, conservation coalitions are working in urban areas to achieve ecological, social, and economic outcomes. These partnerships navigate both the complex ecosystem challenges, as well as complex organizational environments of metropolitan regions. They work across multiple jurisdictions and issue areas, and use resources from the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors.

In 2009, Houston Wilderness hosted an inaugural meeting of what would become the Metropolitan Greenspace Alliance (MGA). Today MGA is a national network of networks connecting the urban environment to the natural environment for the benefit of the people and nature within urban areas.

Join TFN’s December 13th webinar to learn more about the promise of landscape conservation within metropolitan areas, MGA’s national efforts, and the role of funders in this movement.

MGA coalitions impact many critical issues facing urban areas today:
• Active and healthy living through access to outdoor recreation and nature exploration for both children and adults, especially in under-served communities
• Engagement of diverse communities in outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship
• Clean air and protection of water supplies
• Restoration of natural areas and conservation of biodiversity
• Green solutions to our infrastructure challenges
• Mitigation of the effects of climate change
• Greater access to non-motorized, “green” travel options

The conversation will include Deborah January-Bevers, President and CEO of Houston Wilderness, Michael Wetter, Executive Director of Intertwine Alliance, Claire Robinson, Founder and Managing Director of Amigos de los Rios and Peter Pollock, Manager of Western Programs at Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, who will moderate the call.

Please register for this funder-only webinar by Friday, December 8, 2017 to be sure that you receive log-in details.