1. All Things Local: Discovering Nature in the DMV 44:23

In this episode, host Olubunmi Bakare is joined by Ana Ka’ahanui and Stella Tarnay,  founders of Capital Nature  and Forest Health and Community Outreach Specialist, Kasey  Yturralde of the DC  Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Division. They discuss exploring and learning about the natural environment in Washington, DC and the surrounding area.


Links to  programs and events discussed in the podcast

Urban Forestry Division, all topics in DC Urban Forestry, maintenance, tree preservation, history, forest health, urban wood reuse: https://trees.dc.gov/

Urban Wood Reuse: https://urban-wood-reuse-dcgis.hub.arcgis.com/

Forest invasive species: https://trees.dc.gov/pages/forest-health#spot

DC Open Streets: https://open-streets-dcgis.hub.arcgis.com/

Where to go if you have an issue with a tree, call 311 or try https://311.dc.gov/

Here are some of the links we mentioned:
Capital Nature

City Nature Challenge  

Ana leading City Nature Challenge observation events for DPR and Friends of Oxon Run on Saturday, April 29 at Pope Branch Park and Oxon Run Park

Download the free citizen science app iNaturalist

DC Street Tree Map

UDC’s DC Master Naturalist program

Green Spaces for DC


City Wildlife

Bug Guide.net

DOEEE – Urban Agriculture

Washington is has the #1 ParkScore in the country

Casey Trees

One of our favorite books: City of Trees by local naturalist and forest bathing guide Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Pulitzer Prize winning fiction book about trees: The Overstory by Richard Powers 


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