The Sherman Park Neighborhood Tree Board is a volunteer committee of seven residents who will help to guide and inform decisions about trees and green spaces in the Sherman Park Neighborhood.

This project will pilot a neighborhood level tree board, in the City of Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Neighborhood, to ensure that resident voices are heard in decision making about budgeting for forestry programs, and to ensure that relevant information and resources that would benefit public health and environmental health make their way to residents in the Sherman Park Neighborhood.

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Compensation: $480 Stipend for time spent on online training.
Timeline: March 15th – December 1st 2022

  • Online Independent Training (Tree Board University): March – July, approximately 32 hours
  • Facilitated Trainings: April – June (1hr, once a month)
  • Monthly Tree Board Meetings: Beginning in July (1hr, once a month)

Responsibilities in 2022:

  • Participate in an eight-course online training program through Tree Board University
  • Attend meetings hosted by Milwaukee Water Commons and the Sherman Park Community Association to discuss environmental justice in Milwaukee
  • Attend regular Tree Board meetings
  • Attend neighborhood community engagement activities and events
  • Communicate and attend meetings with relevant organizations and policy makers
  • Willingness to assist on projects and events

Qualifications: Resident of the Sherman Park Neighborhood with an interest or commitment to learn about or engage with decisions related to trees and greenspaces, public health and environmental justice.

Activities: In 2022 the Sherman Park Neighborhood Tree Board will help to advise implementation of an Urban Forestry Grant received through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources by Milwaukee Water Commons in partnership with the Sherman Park Community Association, the City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office, and the City of Milwaukee Forestry Division.

This document was funded in part by an urban forestry grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forestry Program as authorized under s. 23.097, Wis. Stat.