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- Melanie Choukas-Bradley Author, "City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C." and "A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C.;" Naturalist with the Audubon Naturalist Society, Casey Trees, Rock Creek Conservancy and other organizations.
- Bill Yeaman Resource Management Specialist, National Park Service
- Tara Morrison Superintendent, Rock Creek Park; National Park Service
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