Deborah Good

A New England native, Deborah Goodwin has lived in Bath since 2011. She’s a retired college professor of religion concerned about environmental issues, especially sustainability. A life-long birder, hiker, and gardener, she values Bath’s beauty, its public green spaces, and the community’s efforts to make access to the outdoors available to all residents, regardless of income or ability. She is a member of KELT and the Merrymeeting Gleaners, and serves as convener of “Good Food for Bath,” an informal network of community groups that address food insecurity and support local agriculture.

dgoodwin@gustavus.edu

Mike Jakubowski

I promised myself that I’d get involved at the local level once I finally settled down somewhere. Thankfully, that “somewhere” is Bath, and the BCFC is the perfect place for me to apply my forestry and soil science background.

mjakubowski@sebagotechnics.com

Nancy Sferra

“When I moved to Bath two years ago, I was interested in getting involved in town activities. With almost 40 years of professional experience managing nature preserves, the Bath Community Forestry Committee is a perfect match for my expertise and my passion and an opportunity to give back to the community. Forests have always held a special interest for me as a place of exploration and meditation.”

nancy.sferra@gmail.com

Myra Keeble

This Committee is involved in a number of activities including the development of a community nursery and arboretum and the stewardship of Butler Head Preserve. I am particularly interested in assisting with community outreach activities, especially as they relate to encouraging wildlife-friendly habitat in our neighborhoods and parks. 

myrakeeble@gmail.com

Tom Barrington, Butler Head Subcommittee

I can’t remember when I first became interested in trees and the forest.  When I heard of an opening in the Forestry Committee in 1995 I took myself aside and said “You have too much to do now so don’t even think about applying for membership in that Committee.”  Three days later I applied for membership.  I’ve never regretted it.  The urban forest reminds us of the natural world and working with the Committee to care for the urban forest gives me a sense of great satisfaction.

tbarr735@comcast.net

Bruce Brennan, Nursery & Tree Care Subcommittee

I choose to serve on the Community Forestry Committee because the urban forest is, for many reasons, a critical element of our environment. I have worked with trees and wood for most of my life and enjoy both immensely. I can not imagine finding Bath as appealing as I do without our urban forest.

I hope that we can preserve and create a forest for the future that we can be proud of.

bruce.brennan1@gmail.com

Julie Ambrosino

Since being elected to the Bath city council in 2017, I've had the pleasure of joining the BCFC and working with this strong team of passionate environmentally minded individuals! The BCFC is a very active committee that is fiercely dedicated to sustaining and proctecting Bath's diverse ecosystems and the trees that grow within those landscapes. 

Jim Hummer

I joined the committee when I was first invited, because I thought my experience raising Christmas trees might be transferable to Bath's wonderful urban forest.  There has been more transfer in the other direction, as I have learned so much from the other members of the committee.    I have a particular interest in Butler Head and would l like to see more people take advantage or it.

james.hummer@gmail.com

Aaron Park, Co-Chairman

I joined the BCFC both to contribute to the community that our family has grown to love, and I am a "tree hugger" at heart. Helping our urban forest and street trees enriches my life and builds towards a better future for both the City of Bath and our children. 

aaronpark@myfairpoint.net

Tim Pratt, Finance Subcommittee

Timothy Pratt joined the BCFC to serve the community and contribute to an already very successful endeavor. “Both my wife and I are originally from the area and returned in 2016 to raise our children. Bath has a vibrant urban forest and I look forward to helping improve the properties and assets owned by the city and increase the visibility of the good work being done, by City government and the Committee, for the public,” said Tim, who is employed at the University of Maine.

tpratt16@gmail.com

Kyle Rosenberg (City of Bath Arborist)

Kyle Rosenberg has been involved in tree care for nearly 20 years.  His interest in trees and the forest started in early childhood.  Kyle has a BS in Urban and Community Forestry from Unity College. He has worked on private estates and as a tree care service provider as both employee and business owner.  Currently Kyle is the City Arborist for Bath, ME.

krosenberg@cityofbath.com

Steve Balboni (City of Bath Parks & Recreation Director)

I have been the Parks & Recreation Director in Bath since 2007 and have enjoyed every minute working with such a dedicated volunteer committee.

sbalboni@cityofbath.com

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Bath Community Forestry Committee

 

The Bath Community Forestry Committee has existed since 1992 when it was founded by a handful of Bath citizens who saw a need for the care of the urban forest and city trees around Bath. Over the past 25 years, the BCFC has evolved from a tree care and watering organization to a full-fledged organization not only interested in the care and watering of trees, but also the future of trees and forests in an unsettling time of global warming, numerous tree diseases, and invasive insects that are threatening the very livelihood of New England’s tree species.

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