This year’s theme is Trees Plant a Cooler Future. Youth artists, ages 5 -12, from California are invited to enter an original poster for the chance to win cash prizes! Students are invited to think about how trees have the power to make our neighborhoods cooler places and to use their artistic skills to create a poster!
Are you a nonprofit or community group who is championing urban forestry in your neighborhood? Want to meet and collaborate with other groups to share best practices and learn together? Join the California ReLeaf Network for 2022!
Our mission: We support grassroots efforts and build strategic partnerships that protect, enhance, and grow California’s urban and community forests.
Green Up California!
Trees are known as powerful carbon-capturers that help us fight climate change, but their benefits don’t stop there. Their canopies create shade that cools our neighborhoods, improve air quality, promote active transportation, help manage stormwater in our streets, create a sense of peace and calm, foster natural ecosystems in our cities, and make beautiful streets! California’s urban forests are made possible by organizations and volunteers planting and caring for trees, calling their representatives to advocate for policies, and educating the tree stewards of tomorrow. You can help!
Are you a community-based organization that plants and protects trees, fosters environmental stewardship, and engages communities? Join our network to access resources and connect with other groups!
Particpate in urban forestry in your neighborhood! Search our Network directory to find a community group near you, learn about upcoming events, get in touch, pick up a shovel and get involved.
“I think that we all can experience the ‘silo effect’ when we work in our own community. It is empowering to be in direct contact with an umbrella organization like California ReLeaf that can expand our consciousness about California politics, how we play into the larger picture, and how as a group (and as many groups!) we can make a difference.”–Jen Scott, Network Member