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 and health for present and future generations.
Board of Directors
Connie Parker Sherry O'Daniell
President Vice-President and Co-Chair
of Development Committee
Laura McCabe Paul Lawler
Secretary and Member of Development, Outreach, Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee
Education & Events Committees
John Anagnost, M.D. Virginia Holman Outreach, Education & Events Committee Outreach, Education & Event
Mary Bradley Donna Hurdle
Development Committee Development and Finance Committees
Henry Campbell Bill Jayne Vice Chair- Outreach, Education & Events Committee Vice-Chair Nominating Committee
Beth Carter Wil Massengill Trees Forever Committee Development Committee
Gareth Evans Caylan McKay Chair- Nominating Committee Finance Committee
Jim Gregory, PhD. Linda Moore Vice- Chair-Outreach, Education & Events Committee Development Committee
Sonja Green Dan Schmidt Education & Events Committee Chair- Outreach, Education & Events
Margee Herring Josh Shields Chair- Public Relations Committee Outreach Education & Events
Martin Meyerson, MD
Ex-Officio Board Members
Jesica Blake Dru Harrison Janine Powell
Coastal Land Trust NHC Soil and Water NHC Parks and Gardens
Travis Corpening Dylan McDonnell Lloyd Singleton
NHC Equity and Diversity NHC Planning N.C. Cooperative Extension - NHC Center and Arboretum
Craig Harris Andy McGlinn Burrows Smith
City of Wilmington Planning Plastic Ocean Project Developer