Public policy & advocacy

Since 1977, we have been an advocate for creating greener communities to create healthier communities. Through our established presence in Dover and long history of advocacy success, we continue to build relationships with policymakers at the county, state, and federal level.

 

Alliance for Community Trees (ACT)  

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ACT considers TheDCH one of most effective environmental organizations in the country and praises our advocacy on urban forestry legislation. The Alliance for Community Trees is a national umbrella for urban forestry groups, bringing best practices, national model programs, partnerships, and potential funding sources to the forefront. ACT’s Public Policy Committee advocates for legislation helpful to urban forest initiatives nationwide.

DCH leaves a legacy for all in our community to enjoy by showcasing the beauty, horticultural heritage and potential of Delaware, the Delaware Valley, and its residents....
— Nancy Devine

TheDCH establishes volunteer groups for city parks as ambassadors and advocates, building grass roots community support for valuable public spaces.