What are the goals of the new Illinois Chapter of Urban Wood Network (UWN-IL)?
Who is eligible to join?
What are the benefits of membership?
Find out the answers to these and other questions, plus get yours answered by attending the first live meeting of UWN-IL scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the showroom of Icon Modern in Chicago. The meeting will also be available via Zoom for those unable to attend the in-person meeting.
The meeting will be highlighted by a panel of three urban wood stakeholders, who will share their reasons for joining UWN-IL. In addition, Kari Devine, executive director of the Urban Wood Network, will particpate via Zoom to provide updated information about UWN including plans for a new website that will spotlight individual state chapters and their members, as well as other membership benefits.
UWN-IL was launched last month to work with the Urban Wood Network and other state chapters on promoting the social, environmental and economic value of urban wood and to maximize the value of trees removed due to pests, disease or other circumstances.
The March 9 meeting is being organized by the UWN-IL steering committee. Its members include:
- Max Brown, Village Forester of Glen Ellyn;
- Rich Christianson, Editor & Publisher, Urban Wood Update;
- Cherie Fisher, Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service;
- Erika Horigan, co-owner of Horigan Urban Forest Products, chairperson;
- Rocky Levy, co-owner Icon Modern;
- Jeff Perkis, Project Architect at Dewberry;
- Jeff Prokash, Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and
- Steve Skorup, Owner, SAWINC.
All urban wood stakeholders including tree care specialists, sawyers, woodworkers, architects, municipal managers, urban foresters and others are encouraged to attend the meeting. Membership benefits include branding opportunities, sharing best practices with other members, and participating in educational webinars and workshops.
March 9 Meeting Options
The in-person meeting will be held at Icon Modern, 346 N. Justine St., Chicago; phone 312-469-0788.
Use this link to join the meeting via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 816 2010 2076
For additional information, contact Erika Horigan, UWN-IL Steering Committee chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your participation and hope you will join the UWN-IL urban wood movement!