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American Forests is proud of the forest ecosystems we’ve been able to protect and preserve through the generous support of our members. We are excited to offer exclusive opportunities for our members to see this work firsthand through a variety of experiences.

Current Events


Rio Reforestation 2019

  • October 19, 2019
  • La Sal Del Rey tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge near Linn/San Manuel/HW 186 exit
  • Santa Rosa, TX 78593
  • Register here

One of the most important events the refuge hosts every year is Rio Reforestation.  This popular event draws volunteers from across the Lower Rio Grande Valley who spend a half day helping plant native trees and shrubs on the refuge.  Because 95% of the habitat in the Valley has been cleared, this is especially important work!  To date, volunteers have planted nearly 200,000 seedlings on nearly 620 acres of the refuge.

#ReforestAmerica #RioReforestation #LRGV


Philanthropy Southwest

  • October 17 – 19, 2019
  • Thursday – The Border Wall: Eminent Domain, Immigration, and Ecology 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Colorado Hall B
  • The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, CO
  • Register here

Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference consistently draws several hundred trustees and staff attendees from grantmaking organizations of all types and sizes. Border security is important to us all, but how will a fence or wall affect personal property rights, flood control, wildlife management, habitat integrity, and human rights? A panel of four speakers including our Vice President of Forest Restoration Eric Sprague, will inform and educate funders on the implications of a border wall to equip them with answers. The discussion will be supplemented with an evening showing in the Broadmoor theatre of the 100 minute film, titled: “The River and The Wall,” followed by an interactive discussion with the film’s director, Ben Masters (Austin, TX). Contact Eric

#Forests4Good #PSWAC19


APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Booth #1614
  • Philadelphia, PA

APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals. Nearly 13,000 attendees join us each year to present, learn and find inspiration. Say hello to American Forests Senior Director of Urban Forestry Dr. Eboni Hall to learn more about how urban forests reduce health issues and promote active lifestyles. Contact Eboni

#APHA2019 #Forests4Health