Quarterly Park Stewards Meeting to Focus on “Threats to Trees: What Can Be Done?

          The Town of Huntington’s Conservation Board has scheduled its semi-annual meeting with park stewards for May 16, 2017 focusing on the topic, “Threats to Trees – What Can Be Done?”

          The meeting, which is open to the public, will include presentations by experts and discussion on topics including historic threats to Town trees, the Town’s Tree City USA recognition, oak wilt fungus, the Southern Pine Beetle and the Asian Long Horned Beetle.

          The Conservation Board holds two park stewardship meetings each year, one in the spring and the other fall, choosing topics it believes will be interesting and useful to park stewards and relevant to parks in the Town.

          The Conservation Board coordinates the Park Steward program, in which designated residents help the Town in monitoring and managing parkland. Park Stewards are recommended to the Town Board for appointment by the Conservation Board and serve as volunteers who act as the “eyes” and “ears” of departments charged with Parks and Trails maintenance and repair responsibilities. Park Stewards report fallen trees and limbs, damaged equipment, litter and dumping and acts of vandalism to the Town appropriate authorities who deal with the reported problem. There are about 160 park stewards.

          The meeting will be held May 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 114 at Town Hall.

Below please find a map of all parks in the Town of Huntington.

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