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Landscaping & Grounds Maintenance Workshop

Join us Thursday, March 5, for a Landscaping & Grounds Maintenance Workshop hosted through our Parks & Public Space Initiative!

Thursday, March 5, 2020
8:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center
3400 NW 36th Street

Workshop Topics:

  • High Performing Trees, Shrubs and Grasses for Public Landscapes
  • The ABCs of Turfgrass Management
  • Soils, Mulches, Compost and Stones: Amenities for Today’s Landscapes

Download the meeting agenda.

Who Should Attend?
Maintenance personnel, volunteers and supervisors that maintain the grounds of our:

  • school campuses
  • parks
  • libraries
  • nonprofit properties
  • neighborhood greenbelts
  • other public spaces

Registration and coffee will begin at 8:15 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. There is no charge for the meeting, but we need an accurate headcount for lunch and handouts. Register by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28.

Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Tree Canopy Assessment

In 2019, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation teamed up with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and Oklahoma Forestry Services to commission the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Tree Canopy Assessment. Conducted by Davey Resource Group, the project provides baseline data for managing the city’s urban forest through a comprehensive, 536-square-mile study of tree canopy in the Oklahoma City Metro area. The final report and accompanying geocoded maps illustrate how trees provide environmental, functional and aesthetical benefits to parks, trails, schools, watershed and neighborhoods throughout our communities. This data will help shape our community’s approach to beautification, quality of life and environmental sustainability including air quality and stormwater runoff planning, as well as the location and type of trees that should be considered for planted going forward. Read the final Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Tree Canopy Assessment.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines:

April 3: Opportunities for Children iFund

Grants are awarded to charitable organizations that provide direct services for children birth to age 14 and offer access to opportunities that otherwise would not be available.
Grant Information Meeting: Feb. 11
3 p.m. @OCCF, RSVP to Sharon Astrin by Feb. 4
Request online access to application by: March 6
To receive access to the grant application, please email your organization name, address, brief project description and target population to ifund@occf.org.
View Application Guidelines