I understand that to become a Citizen Forester, I will need to successfully complete a combination of classroom instruction, field training, and community service. If I am absent for more than 6 hours of the training sessions, I will be dropped from the program and can re-apply to participate in future training programs. For my community service, I am expected to complete and report a minimum of 25 volunteer hours on projects that involve trees in the Cross Timbers region by January 2019.
I understand that during the community service component of the program, I may be subject to the volunteer requirements of the City.
During the field training component of the Citizen Forester program, I will be considered to be a Keep Denton Beautiful volunteer and will be expected to sign the KDB volunteer agreement form. I will also be expected to sign a volunteer agreement with the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council (CTUFC). The position of volunteer is that of an independent contractor for all purposes and does not make me an employee, contractor, or agent of either organization or their agents or employees.
I understand that during the field training component of the program, the following physical activity will be involved in an outdoor environment: using a shovel to dig a planting hole; using bypass pruners, loppers, and hand saws to prune trees; and extended periods of walking and/or standing. I accept the risks that are inherent in engaging in these types of activities.
I understand that once I am certified as a Citizen Forester, I will be required to meet the annual volunteer hour requirements of 20 hours, including 5 hours of Continuing Education Credits, in order to maintain my Certified Citizen Forester designation.
I understand that KDB reserves the right to cancel this training in whole or in part, without penalty, due to nonappropriation of funds or unavailability of staff to provide training for this program or for failure to comply with the terms, conditions and provisions stated herein or in KDB’s Volunteer Agreement.
I acknowledge that KDB or the City of Denton shall not be liable for or responsible for any injury or death to any person, or injury to any property sustained by any person(s) arising out of, or occasioned by, directly or indirectly, the participation in this program and shall release and hold harmless KDB or the City of Denton for any such claims, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH CLAIMS ARE FOUNDED IN WHOLE OR PART UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF KDB, THE CITY, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
I am aware that there is a one-time $50 registration fee. Upon hitting "submit," you will be re-routed to Keep Denton Beautiful's secure online Paypal payment screen.