Trees can help clean air and water, beautify streets, increase property values and improve personal health and well-being.
Clark County residents can learn about how trees and urban forestry contribute to livable communities at the next meeting of the Commission on Aging, starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.
Jesse Batty, Vancouver urban forestry specialist and Sarah Fox, Camas municipal planner, will talk about how trees strengthen social cohesion, spur community revitalization and add economic value.
The May 15 meeting is the third discussion this year focused on healthy communities, especially for people 65 or older. Healthy communities can contribute to seniors living independently, safely and comfortably.
The Commission on Aging is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and helps meet the needs of aging community members. More information about the commission is available on the county’s website, www.clark.wa.gov/aging.
CVTV provides live coverage of commission meetings on Channel 23 and has taped coverage online at www.cvtv.org.