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April 2023 Newsletter Highlights

Read the top three stories for Denver Perfect 10’s April 2023 Newsletter

Let’s help Denver Plan(t) for the future!

Denver Parks and Recreation and the Office of the City Forester need your help to create the city’s first Urban Forest Strategic Plan! Trees improve air quality, reduce urban heat island effect, increase property values, help with stormwater management, improve mental and physical health for residents and so much more. Whether it’s a tree in front of your home, along your neighborhood street or at your local park, every tree in Denver is part of our urban forest. The purpose of the Urban Forest Strategic Plan is to refine existing tree canopy goals, identify new goals and provide an equitable vision for the future of the urban forest in Denver.   

Here are two ways you can shape the future of the urban canopy in Denver:

1. Provide your feedback in this short survey. All survey submissions will have the option to enter to win a FREE tree from the city to be planted in a public location of your choice. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. The survey will be open until May 1.

2. Attend an upcoming Open House on Thursday, April 20 at Carla Madison Rec Center (2401 E. Colfax Ave.) any time between 3-6pm to share your thoughts on trees and Denver’s urban canopy. City Forestry staff will be available to provide information and answer your tree questions. There will also be a kids’ activity table, snacks and beverages, and a chance to take home a free tree.  

Thank you for helping Denver plan(t) for the future!  

Council Approves Safe Outdoor Space Support Through 2024

Denver City Council on March 6 approved a contract amendment with Colorado Village Collaborative (CVC) to continue the city’s support of Safe Outdoor Spaces (SOS) through 2024. An additional $7,525,000 in funding was approved. The sum includes $7,300,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support the operations of at least three temporary managed campsites for persons experiencing homelessness, as well as $225,000 in Participatory Budget program funding for up to three new shower trailers for the SOS sites. Read the full press release

5,000 E-Bikes on the Road!

The city’s e-bike program has put over 5,000 e-bikes in the hands of Denver residents since it launched less than a year ago. A recent report estimated that these would reduce 2,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year and save Denver residents nearly $1 million in fuel costs. The next round of  e-bike rebates will be available Tuesday, May 30th at 11 a.m.

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