DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
TIME: 12-1pm | virtual event
Did you know that trees improve our air, water and soil quality, in addition to providing beauty and shade on a hot summer day? Trees essentially sustain life for people, wildlife and entire ecosystems! Join us for this special program that includes a Q and A and provides resources to learn more about how you can fully benefit from trees for your health and well-being.
Willette Jackson is the Workforce Development and Engagement Supervisor at Trees Atlanta. As the liaison for community engagement, Willette focuses on three key areas: Youth Tree Team, community engagement efforts, and workforce development initiatives for adults. The Youth Tree Team is a summer employment opportunity that gives high school students exposure to forestry, landscape design, horticulture, and arboriculture. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design Field of Study from Auburn University.
“My time at Trees Atlanta has allowed me to capitalize my passion for both people and green infrastructure by creating and maintaining healthier green spaces and making our mission accessible for everyone!” – Willette Jackson, Trees Atlanta
Teri Nye is a project manager and designer with Park Pride’s Visioning Program. Teri brings international experience in the design of parks and urban greenspaces, expertise in graphic design, knowledge of Georgia’s native plants, and over ten years of experience in community outreach and education. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in botany from James Madison University, and a teaching certificate for secondary science.
“Our existing trees are foundational to the health of Atlanta’s urban ecosystem, no matter if you’re a ‘tree-person’ or not, trees impact your quality of life.” – Teri Nye, Park Pride