Somerville Seeking Youth Members for City’s Urban Forestry Committee

Somerville teens with an interest in environmental issues, gardening, agriculture, ecology, and other related fields are encouraged to apply for two open positions on the City’s Urban Forestry Committee. To apply you need to be a Somerville resident between the ages of 14 and 17.

Members of the Urban Forestry Committee work with City staff on a variety of issues related to the City’s more than 12,000 public trees and shrubs, including maintenance, protecting existing trees and shrubs, updating the City’s tree inventory, and teaching the public about urban forestry. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.

How to apply:
Send a letter or email explaining why you would like to volunteer for the Urban Forestry Committee to Senior Urban Forestry and Landscape Planner Dr. Vanessa Boukili ( or 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143) by Tuesday, March 26. Please also include your contact information. For more information, please contact Dr. Boukili at

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact should contact Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or

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