1. Congratulations Arbor Week Poster Finalists!

    This year’s poster contest invited California kids to think creatively about how trees invite them outside. Thank you to all those who participated and submitted posters! Here are four of our finalists: Sarah Luckenbill, 2nd Grade. Davis, CA Zechariah Wahlman, 4th Grade. Palo Cedro, CA Jenna Morgan, 5th Grade. Wheatland, CA. Abby Huffmaster, 1st Grade. Wheatland, CA.
  2. 2021 Treecovery Grant Program

    Request for Proposals for the 2021 Treecovery Grant Program The 2021 Treecovery Grant Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which received money in the 2018-2019 State Budget from the California Climate Investments Program to support projects that combat climate change. The program is similar to California ReLeaf’s Social Equity Urban Forest Grant Program, but places more emphasis on supporting staff, community rebuilding, and vulnerable populations. All funded projects must reduce greenhouse gasses. While significant focus will be on supporting projects located in disadvantaged and low-income communities, 20% of the...
  3. Congratulations Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners!

    Happy California Arbor Week! This year’s poster contest invited California kids to think creatively about how trees invite them outside. Thank you to all those who participated and submitted posters! Here are our four award winners: Technique Award: Dagny Tang, 2nd Grade, Palos Verdes Estates Thematic Award: Allison O’Connell, 5th Grade, Porter Ranch Naturalist Award: Ally Rose & Mercy Sprauge, 5th Grade, Redding Imagination Award: Arianna Heredia, 1st Grade, Marysville
  4. Network Renewal 2021

    Dear Network, Thank you for being a California ReLeaf Network member. Your participation in the Network is incredibly valuable to making our urban forest nonprofit community smarter and stronger. Together we are making our cities greener and healthier for all Californians! It is time to renew Network membership for 2021! Please renew today by providing updated info about your organization and – if you are able – paying dues. Many of you are working remotely or your staff contacts have changed. Your renewal will ensure we have your current contact and program information, so that we can connect with you...
  5. Arbor Week Grants 2021 [Now Closed]

    California ReLeaf is pleased to announce $60,000 in funding for 2021 California Arbor Week to celebrate the value of trees for all Californians. This program is brought to you thanks to the partnership of Edison International and San Diego Gas & Electric. Arbor Week celebrations are wonderful community engagement and education events about the importance of trees in promoting community health and combating climate change. Historically, they have provided a great opportunity to engage a wide range of volunteers. 2021 will look different due to COVID-19. We do not expect large gatherings of people this year, but invite those who...
  6. 2021 Arbor Week Poster Contest

    Attention Young Artists: Each year California kicks off Arbor Week with a poster contest. California Arbor Week is an annual celebration of trees that always falls on March 7 to 14. Across the State, communities honor trees.You can participate too by thinking about the importance of trees and creatively sharing your love and knowledge of them in a piece of art. Any California youth age 5-12 can submit a poster. The 2021 poster contest theme is Trees Invite Me Outside. We are all sick of being stuck inside. Learning from home is safe, yet it is kind of boring, and...
  7. Job announcement from Los Angeles Beautification Team

    From Los Angeles Beautification Team: LABT is a community-based nonprofit who plants and cares for trees across many communities. We are seeking a tree planter. Experienced Tree Planter with general arboriculture knowledge Valid CA Driver’s License with good driving record. Must be able to handle all aspects of tree planting, including preparation, lifting 15 gallon tree and completing tree planning according to Industry standard. Job includes maintaining trucks and watering trees. Good communication skills are a must. Potentially supervise others including volunteers. Rate of pay will commiserate based on experience and skill set. Full and part hours available For more...
  8. 2020 Retreat: Online Meditation Resources

    Resources Recommended by Nikki Insight Meditation Center website Happy Hour, practicing Loving-Kindness meditation, Wednesdays 6-7pm. Every weeknight through May 31st, online on Zoom Free talks and guided meditations on www.AudioDharma.org or on AudioDharma App Note that you can search for talks by different teachers in the dropdown box. In addition to Nikki, Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella do great dharma talks and guided meditations…but plenty of others to check out. Apple Store or Google Store Six week self paced introduction to Mindfulness Meditation See calendar for more online Zoom and YouTube meditations Nikki’s website Some Other Meditation Center Resources: Dharma...
  9. Congratulations to our Arbor Week Poster Contest Winners!

    Big congrats to this year’s Arbor Week Poster Contest winners. Their work represented this year’s theme “Trees Create Cool Communities” with lots of great imagination and information, and we are excited to share them with you. The posters, which were debuted at today’s press conference, will be hung at the California State Capitol for many to enjoy and learn from. Thank you to ALL who submitted, we loved getting to see your hard work and creativity! Big thanks to our Poster Contest sponsors Cal FIRE, US Forest Service, Northrop Grumman, and Edison International. Imagination Award Winner Jenna Morgan Bear River...
  10. California Arbor Week Grants

    Arbor Week Cycle 1 – Sponsored by Edison International California ReLeaf is pleased to announce $40,000 in funding for 2020 California Arbor Week to celebrate the value of trees for all Californians. This program is brought to you thanks to the partnership of Edison International, with support from the USDA Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Awards will range from $1,000 to $2,000. Applications are due Monday, February 17, 2020. To be eligible, projects must be located within the Edison International service area. Click here to see Edison service area in California. For more information...