Participate in Virginia Beach’s plan to preserve the urban forest

Public Information Meetings take place from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wednesday May 15 at Bayside Recreation Center and Wednesday, May 22 at Princess Anne Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is inviting the public to provide input at two different public information meetings that involve the City of Virginia Beach’s Urban Forest Management Plan. Learn what is in the works to improve the environmental, economic and social benefits of the city through the proper planting, maintenance and preservation of trees.


The first public meeting will discuss the City’s northern watersheds (Lynnhaven River, Elizabeth River, Rudee, Oceanfront, and Little Creek) and takes place at Bayside Recreation Center (4500 First Court Rd) on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The next meeting will focus on the southern watersheds (North Landing River, Back Bay, Northwest River, and Sandbridge) and will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Princess Anne Recreation Center (1400 Nimmo Pkwy). Both meetings take place from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.


Broadly comprised of urban parks, street trees, landscaped boulevards, public gardens, greenways, wetlands and natural areas, urban forests are dynamic ecosystems that play an important role in our environment: they filter air, water, sunlight, provide shelter to animals and recreational area for people. They moderate local climate, slowing wind and stormwater, and shading homes and businesses to conserve energy. Urban forests are fundamental to the City of Virginia Beach’s physical beauty, strong neighborhoods, sustainable development, clean air and water, energy conservation, and economic vitality.


For more information about the Urban Forest Management Plan public meetings, please contact Susan French at 385-4076 or More information can be found by visiting


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