Regreen Springfield has posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for programming related to the upcoming Citizen Science Initiative and the Community Tree Steward Project that will be undertaken beginning in April.
As a component of the National Disaster Resilience Competition’s Community Engagement component, on Climate Change and the Environment, the City’s partner ReGreen Springfield will undertake two programs that engage the community in environmental work. These programs educate the community about the impacts of climate change while providing volunteer assistance that enhances the capacity to care for trees and collect data regarding the natural world and changing environmental conditions.
The Community Tree Steward Program will recruit, train and engage volunteer community residents in all aspects of tree plating, care and stewardship of trees throughout the Urban Watershed District.
The Community-Based Citizen Science Initiative will engage neighborhood residents, youth, students and others in gathering scientific data related to weather, air and water quality, ecosystem services and sustainability in the Urban Watershed Resilience Zone.The project will use software and protocols developed by the U.S. Forest Service, and will enhance that agency’s new urban research projects.
The solicitation for qualified proposals to carry out educational sessions for community residents is due on March 27, 2017 by 5:00 PM (Eastern).
To view and download a copy of the RFP, Click Here.