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The 39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law will offer a Tree Planting Event facilitated by Maki Iatridis and Ann Rhodes

Ann Rhodes and former BHGR Attorney Maki Itridis coordinate the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Sources’ committee for the One Million Trees Project. Their efforts with their committee team, helped create this special tree planting event at the 39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Attendees are invited to join the organizers in an environmental restoration service project teaming up with TreeUtah for the afternoon of Saturday, March 20 to plant trees at the National Audubon Society's 120-acre Jordan River Migratory Bird Habitat Restoration Project.

Participants will plant seedlings and small trees to add to existing riparian habitat used by migratory song birds and other wildlife. Local avian ecologists have designated this area as critical habitat for 98 species of song birds in Utah which require lower elevation riparian habitat. The site is located at the heart of the Great Salt Lake flyway and is a crucial stopover for hundreds of thousands migrating birds each season. Participants should dress for the planting and bring work gloves!

To volunteer for this public service project, please contact Francine M. Ffolkes at francine.ffolkes@dep.state.fl.us. This project is part of the Section's One Million Trees Project, which has the goal to plant one million trees by 2014. For more information, visit http://www.abanet.org/environ/projects/million_trees/home.shtml.