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Miami-Dade's 2017 LEAF Summit coming to FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Leaders gather to plant more trees using stat-of-art-research

MIAMI (March 01, 2017)

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss (District 9), Chairman of Neat Streets Miami, the Board that oversees the Million Trees Miami initiative will join Miami-Dade County; Florida International University (FIU); American Forests; City of Miami; Plan-it Geo; TD Bank; Florida Forest Service; and other tree-centric community partners in hosting the 2017 LEAF Summit. 

LEAF Summit is South Florida’s premier exchange on trees, featuring best practices from green cities, highlights from the Miami-Dade Urban Tree Canopy Assessment, insights on maximizing your community’s health through trees, tips on getting trees to thrive, recent research on the value of Miami’s trees, the Crown Canopy Award winner, and the unveiling of the County’s new online tree canopy tool.

The LEAF Summit will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at FIU – Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center, 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami.  Elected Officials, Planners, Landscape Architects, Public Works, City Administrators, Educators, Arborists, Advocates, Community Leaders and members of public are welcomed to attend.

Tickets - $30-at door; $5-students. Advance tickets and registration form here.

Featured national guests include:
Kathryn Ott Lovell of Tree Philly and the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department
Charles Brown of the Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University
Ian Leahy of American Forests
Christopher Peiffer of Plan-it Geo

For more information about the LEAF Summit, contact Patrice Gillespie Smith at 305-755-7801 or Patrice.GillespieSmith@miamidade.gov. Also visit the Neat Streets Miami web page.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Housed within the Parks Department, Neat Streets Miami is a multi-jurisdictional Board that creates beautiful, green and livable transportation corridors and gateways.