About Us

The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees (ACFT) is a non-profit founded in December 2015 by members of the Wilmington Tree Commission to address the needs of the community and urban forestry in the Greater Wilmington and lower Cape Fear region.

 

ACFT focuses on education, advocacy, preservation, and new tree plantings.

 

The ACFT is run by volunteers and has an active core of around twenty volunteer experts in trees and advisory services relating to the nurture, protection, and regulation of the urban forest. Through our volunteers, the work of the ACFT is made possible.

Our mission is to preserve, protect, and plant trees in the Greater Wilmington area to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.

Board of Directors

Officers

Connie Parker

President

Linda Moore

Secretary and Chair of

Personnel Committee

Sherry O'Daniell

Vice President and Co- Chair of Development Committee

Caylan McKay

Treasurer and Chair of

Finance Committee

Board Members

Beth Carter

Chair of Trees Forever Committee

Gareth Evans 

Chair of Nominating Committee

Margee Herring

Chair of Public Relations Committee

Donna Hurdle, Ph.D

Development Committee

Paul Lawler

Vice Chair of Finance Committee

Martin Meyerson, M.D.

Vice Chair of Development Committee

Edward McCarty

Co- Chair of Development Committee

Joshua Shields

Outreach Education and Events Committee

Travis Corpening

Outreach Education and Events  Committee

James D. Gregory, Ph.D

Vice Chair of Outreach Education and Events  Committee

Virginia Holman

Outreach Education and Events Committee

Bill Jayne

Vice Chair of Nominating Committee

Wil Massengill

Outreach Education and Events Committee

Laura McCabe

Development, Outreach Education and Events Committee

Charlie Opper

Outreach Education and Events Committee

Dan Schmidt

Vice Chair of Outreach Education and Events Committee

Ex-Officio Board Members

Jesica Blake

Dylan McDonnell

Janine Powell

Coastal Land Trust

NHC Parks & Gardens

NHC Planning

Craig Harris

Bonnie Monteleone

Burrows Smith

Development Committee 

City of Wilmington Planning

Plastic Ocean Project

Dru Harrison

Adrienne Moore

Lloyd Singleton

NHC Soil and Water

Keep New Hanover Beautiful

NHC Extension Center