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April 28, 2018

10th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride

Join 1,500 cyclists traveling from West Rock to East Rock in a parade of bikes celebrating Earth Day! the event supports URI and 33 other non-profits doing environmental work in the region. Register today!

5 routes from Common Ground to East Rock Park

January 29, 2018

Construction of Nature in New York City

Join the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology for a lunch talk given by Dr. Lindsay K. Campbell. This event is free and open to the public.

Kroon Hall, Room 321

November 4, 2017

Trail Work Day with REI

We need volunteers to help improve trails in East Rock Park!

East Rock Park

October 13, 2017

Forging University-Municipality Partnerships Towards Urban Sustainability

The conference will be organized around three thematic panels. Each will include four cities with paired speakers representing campus and municipalities describing a collaborative project. Through a Leadership Panel mayors and their university counterparts will broadly share their sustainability ambitions.

Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

September 14, 2017

Joe McBride

Along with Yale Forest Forum, we are excited to bring Joe McBride to New Haven to kick off our fall lunch talk series and discuss his research and experiences in urban forestry.

Room 319, Kroon Hall

August 4, 2017

Annual Greenspace Bus Tour

Hop on the bus and tour a handful of New Haven's finest community greenspaces maintained by local volunteers working with Greenspace.

New Haven City Hall

June 26, 2017

Tree Identification Workshop with Dr. Marlyse Duguid

Attendees will receive a Guide to New Haven's Trees and will walk away with greater knowledge of our local trees and plants. Free and open to the public. Please register.

meet at the Pavilion in College Woods, East Rock Park

June 10, 2017

Kids' Fair at Cherry Ann Park

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Scott's Miracle Gro is supporting Cherry Ann Park with a Gro1000 grant and we're celebrating! Come for a community planting at 10, an awards ceremony with Mayor Harp at 11, lunch at 11:30, and kids' activities and live music from 12-2. Free and open to the public.

Cherry Ann Park

May 31, 2017

Parks Meeting

(for Friends of Parks groups only)

Parks Office

May 13, 2017

Tree Planting on Prospect Street

Come plant trees with URI, Yale HR and alumni in honor of members of the Yale community who have chosen to celebrate a milestone at Yale with a campus tree through the Yale Trees Staff Milestone program.

Prospect Street, between Sachem and Hillside

May 3, 2017

Tree and Shrub Pruning Training

Learn how to prune shrubs and trees in this hands-on training near the Animal Shelter in Beaver Ponds Park.

Beaver Ponds Park

May 2, 2017

Jimmy Chin: Art and Adventure

Join us together with Trailblazer and The North Face on May 2nd for an evening with Jimmy Chin. He’ll talk about his background, where he came from, his motivations, how he got started and some of the seminal expeditions in his career as an athlete, filmmaker, and photographer.

SSS ("Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall")

April 26, 2017

Urban Greening for Urban Birds

Dr. Warren’s will speak about her research, done in New England and around the country, to understand the processes in generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by humans.

Kroon, G01

April 22, 2017

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride

Join URI's Rock to Rock team to help raise $20,000 for Greenspace and GreenSkills.

ride from Common Ground to East Rock Park

April 13, 2017

URI Rock to Rock Team Warm-Up Ride and Breakfast

Ride to Sage Hall for a team breakfast with teammates in your neighborhood. Bring a friend, register for Rock to Rock, discover who on your team is riding which routes. Eat delicious food from G Cafe and win prizes from REI.

Sage Lounge

April 10, 2017

Enhancing Communities through Multifunctional Green Infrastructure

Franco Montalto, Drexel University- Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; presents recent efforts his lab has taken to quantify how water moves through different kinds of urban GI, emphasizing specifically where field observations deviate significantly from normative theories.

Kroon, G01

April 8, 2017

Rock to Rock Day of Service in Scantlebury Park

Help clean up the Rock to Rock bike route along the Farmington Canal and in Scantlebury Park. 800+ cyclists will have a rest stop here on April 22 as part of the 9th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride. Rgister to ride on URI's team today here:

Scantlebury Park

February 17, 2017

Applications Due for Spring Semester Internships

Yale graduate and undergraduate students interested in applying for spring GreenSkills internships should have a broad knowledge of ecosystem services and urban ecosystems, as well as an interest in working with youth and/or ex-offenders. If interested, please call our GreenSkills Manager, Katie Beechem at (203) 432-6189 or email

November 16, 2016

Tree Plantings on Artizan Street

Artizan Street was a tree lined street a couple of months ago... all ash trees. It lost its tree canopy due to an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer. Come help URI's GreenSkills crew and Artizan street neighbors reforest the street with lovely tree lilacs and cherry trees.

Artizan Street

November 14, 2016

Long Wharf Drive Tree Planting

Come plant trees with URI's GreenSkills crew near the taco trucks on Long Wharf Drive.

Long Wharf Drive (near the taco trucks)

September 14, 2016

National Park Service: Urban Land Issues panel

This panel is the first in a series of public events sponsored by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies this fall commemorating the National Park Service Centennial.

Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall