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What is Community Greening?

Who We Are

Community Greening is an Urban Forestry nonprofit on a mission to increase South Florida’s tree canopy.

We believe that by engaging volunteers and like-minded community partners in the collective effort of planting trees, we can improve our environment, create more sustainable neighborhoods, and equitably strengthen our society.

Our Mission

Community Greening is a collective effort to improve our environment for people and nature by increasing South Florida’s urban tree canopy.

Our Vision

Community Greening envisions a vibrant tree canopy throughout South Florida, that equitably strengthens our environment, economy, society, and health.

Why Do We Need to Plant More Trees?

The Community Greening Team

Mark Cassini

Co-Founder/Executive Director

Mark Cassini Community Greening Staff Member

Adriene Tynes

Operations Director

Adriene Tynes Community Greening Staff Member

Josh Weiner

Engagement & Communications Director

Josh W Community Greening Staff Member

Michele Laskowski

Urban Forestry Director

Michele L Community Greening Staff Member

Shelby Fischer

Program Coordinator

Armani Thomas

Community Forestry Manager

Kenny Williams

Tree Technician Supervisor

Kenny Williams Community Greening Staff Member

Ford Derastel

Tree Technician/YTT Co-Lead

Ford Community Greening Staff Member

James Woods

Tree Technician

Charlot Dupervil

Tree Technician

Stephen Seto

Tree Technician

Stephen Seto Community Greening Staff Member

Matt Shipley

Co-Founder Emeritus

Matt Shipley Community Greening Staff Member

Board Members

Cary Caster

BS, LMT, CCA | Owner/Founder

James R. Chard

Former City Commissioner | City of Delray Beach

Emanuel Dupree Jackson Jr.

Founding Director | EJS Project, Inc

Jennifer Gomez, Esq.

Trusts & Estates Attorney | Wild Felice & Partners

Cristina Hicks

Environmental Sustainability Manager | JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Carolyn M. Pendelton-Parker

Landscape Architect

Steve Pomeranz

Investment Advisor (Retired)

Lt. Daniela Quinn

Lieutenant | Delray Beach Police

Mary Riedel

Former President/CEO | Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc.

Joseph Scondotto

VP, External Affairs | Comerica Bank

Hal Stern

Lawyer (Retired) | Former Chairman of Delray Green Board

Linda Walker, CPA

Managing Director | TD Bank


Discover Our Impact

Learn more about how Community Greening is making a big impact throughout South Florida!

The CG Youth Tree Team

The Youth Tree Team (YTT) employs local high schoolers as part-time interns of Community Greening, and is often the teens’ first paid-work experience. YTT members learn horticulture skills to maintain recently planted trees, conduct community outreach, as well as learn about ‘green jobs’, all while fostering environmental stewardship.

Learn more about the Youth Tree Team

Community Greening Partners & Sponsors

We are extremely grateful for our wonderful partners!

Become a Partner

Join our movement to plant greener and more environmentally equitable communities!