Street Tree Advisory Committee

In 2018, the Town of Bethlehem was awarded an Urban and Community Forestry Grant by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. NYSDEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Grants Program helps communities develop and implement comprehensive tree planting, management, maintenance, and education to create healthy forests while enhancing quality of life for residents. The award from NYSDEC of $35,000 will allow the Town to hire a professional consultant to complete a town street tree inventory and a community forest management plan. The Street Tree Advisory Committee appointed at the March 27, 2019 Town Board will provide guidance to town staff and the selected consultant throughout the process.

Request for Proposals: Street Tree Inventory and Community Forestry Management Plan

Grant Presentation to February 13, 2019 Town Board

Regular Meetings

  • Meets as necessary at Town Hall
  • Next Meeting:  Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00 a.m. in Room 101 of Town Hall
  • Most recent agenda

Members

  • Lauren Axford, Pine Hollow Arboretum
  • Bonnie Fahey, Community Member
  • David Kvam, Community Member
  • Scott Lewendon, Landscape Architect
  • Carolyn Steadman, Bethlehem Garden Club
  • Alison Yovine, Landscape Architect

Town Representatives

  • Robert Leslie, AICP, Director of Planning
  • Nate Owens, Senior Planner
  • John Anastasi, Superintendent of Highways
  • Pete Schmidt, Highway Foreman
  • Robin Nagengast, Street Tree Program Coordinator