1. Conversation with Ken Knight

    Current Position: Executive Director, Goleta Valley Beautiful What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? I was a Board member of Goleta Valley Beautiful for 6 years beginning in the mid 1990’s before transitioning to Executive Director in 2001. We have been a member of California ReLeaf since 1992 What did/does California ReLeaf mean to you? California ReLeaf is like an extended family. You may not see them as often as you like, but when you do, there are warm connections, sharing of past experiences and planning for future events. Best memory or event of California ReLeaf? I liked the annual Network meetings when...
  2. Conversation with Jean Nagy

    Current Position:/strong> President of Huntington Beach Tree Society (since 1998) What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? 1998 to present – Network member and Grant recipient. This is an all-volunteer organization. What did/does California ReLeaf mean to you? ReLeaf educated us on true importance of trees; to both the organization and me. It a place for networking and hatching/building projects and for finding new ideas and approaches. One of HBTS’s main goals is to connect a young person to every tree we plant. ReLeaf has helped us in achieving this goal. ReLeaf grants have funded trees for many of our projects...
  3. Interview with Corey Brown

    Cory Brown, Attorney/Program Officer, Resources Legacy Fund What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? From 1990 to 2000, I directed the Trust for Public Land’s Sacramento office and the Western Region’s government affairs program when CA ReLeaf was a project of TPL.  During the earlier years, I worked closely with CA ReLeaf staff on legislative, funding, and public policy issues.  In the latter years, CA ReLeaf staff reported to me.  Since I left TPL in 2000, I have not worked with CA ReLeaf. What did/does California ReLeaf mean to you, personally? Very good organization that helps establish, nourish, provide grants to, and...
  4. Conversation with Greg McPherson

    Current Position: Research Forester, Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program, PSW Research Station, USDA Forest Service What is/was your relationship to ReLeaf? 1993 – when I started at Western Center for Urban Forest Research and Education. In 2000 this became the Center for Urban Forest Research. Then in 2010 it was given its current title. My relationship with the ReLeaf network is that they are our bridge to the people that work planting, stewarding, and educating about trees. We are able to pass information on urban forestry to the network. Also, we are a science resource for ReLeaf. What did/does...
  5. Make a Difference Day

    Make A Difference Day is this Saturday, October 24! Some of our ReLeaf Network Members and partners are doing some pretty cool activities to make a difference in their communities. Are you making a difference in the world around you this week? Email info@californiareleaf.org to add your event to our list! Tree Musketeers Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service. Here in El Segundo, Tree Musketeers like to dedicate this time to tree care for our local trees in preparation for planting season! The event will run October 24th 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and this...
  6. Arbor Week Poster Contest: Ways to Help

    The California Arbor Week Poster Contest is underway and we need help from the California ReLeaf Network to spread the message! Here are some easy ways to raise urban forestry awareness among California’s children. Postcards Postcards are available for Network members to distribute to their local schools or districts. To receive free postcards for your organization, contact Ashley at amastin@californiareleaf.org or 916-497-0037. Facebook Pictures gain the most traction on Facebook. So, feel free to use some of our previous winner’s artwork to spread the message. Share winning entries from past years. You can find those entries here: 2013 Arbor Week...
  7. Photo Contest: Ways to Help

    The California Trees Photo Contest is underway and we need help from the California ReLeaf Network to spread the message! Here are some easy ways to raise urban forestry awareness throughout the state. Facebook Pictures gain the most traction on Facebook. It’s one of the reasons this contest creates so much awareness. Share our top entries from last year. You can share entries from either category: Trees in Our Cities and Towns or My Favorite California Tree(s). Sample Status Updates (copy and paste, just make sure you change them where necessary) Last year’s California Trees Photo Contest entries are hard...