July 13, 2022

Free Webinar: Restoring Nature to the Urban Landscape

The City Parks Alliance presents “Restoring Nature to the Urban Landscape”

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Time: 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Register for Webinar by clicking this link.

In an increasingly urbanized world, finding innovative ways to protect or create wildlife habitat will be critical to both environmental and human health. There are many ways to think creatively about how to increase the ecological value of even small green spaces in urban areas – from changing maintenance practices in meadows to foster biodiversity, to implementing horticulture strategies in the planning and management of designed landscapes so they provide habitat and have a positive environmental impact.

Join us on Thursday, July 21 to hear from park leaders in Vancouver and San Francisco, who will share the innovative work they’ve done in this area, and learn strategies for creating diverse landscapes that benefit both people and the environment.


Michael Boland, FASLA
Chief Park Officer, Presidio Trust
San Francisco, CA

Jack Tupper, BCSLA
Landscape Architect, Park Development
Vancouver Park Board



Rebecca McMackin
Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Rebecca McMackin is an ecologically obsessed horticulturist and garden designer. By day, she is the Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where she manages 85 acres of diverse parkland organically and with an eye towards habitat creation for birds, butterflies, and soil microorganisms. She has been published by and featured in the New York Times, the Landscape Institute and on NPR.

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