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  1. 25 Reasons to Love Urban Trees

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    Trees drastically reduce the need for air conditioning. Just three strategically placed trees can decrease utility bills by 50%. Trees attract customers. Shoppers spend up 12% more in shopping centers with trees and will shop longer and return more frequently. Trees can reduce annual storm water runoff by 2% —...
  2. September 9 Webinar Resources

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    PowerPoint Presentation ReLeaf Network Sign-on Letter to Cal FIRE CAL EPA discussion draft on DACs CARB discussion draft on DACs CalEnviroScreen Report 2.0 “Method 6” Synopsis for DACs Directions to Submit Comments
  3. USFS Webinar: Urban Forests for Human Health & Wellness

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    Urban Forests for Human Health and Wellness Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET People have described the healing power of nature for centuries. This webinar will present current research and best practices showing how outdoor spaces support human health and wellness. Such information can help nature planners...
  4. Creative Fundraising Ideas for Network Groups

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    Nonprofit organizations need diverse sources of funding to support ongoing operations and programs. Today, there are many ways to engage your organization’s supporters. These programs are all free and require only a minimal amount of initial work to sign up to participate. The success of these programs will then depend...
  5. The Green Rush

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    by Chuck Mills   A California ReLeaf board member recently commented that urban forestry is now experiencing a “Green Rush” of funding stemming from recent State Budget appropriations. It’s a poignant observation that should motivate all of us to seize this moment. Like California’s seven-year gold rush, this unprecedented stream...
  6. Oregon State University Offers Online Urban Forestry

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    Oregon State University is giving natural resource professionals an innovative and flexible way to advance their careers by offering the nation’s first online graduate certificate in urban forestry.  The certificate combines OSU’s expertise in forestry with its reputation as a national leader in online education to provide students with an...
  7. California ReLeaf Is Hiring

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    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT CALIFORNIA ReLEAF Executive Director   California ReLeaf, based in Sacramento, California, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. With a vibrant mission to empower grassroots efforts and build strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California’s urban and community forests, California ReLeaf is a statewide leader in promoting...
  8. Our City Forest Seeks Deputy Director

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    OUR CITY FOREST, Silicon Valley’s award-winning urban forestry nonprofit and a California ReLeaf Network member, is seeking an experienced professional to fill the newly created position of DEPUTY DIRECTOR. The position will oversee field-related operations carried out by 4 staff program managers and 25 full-time AmeriCorps service members. Programs and...
  9. NUCFAC Grant Recipients Announced

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    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the 2014 USDA Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients. The grants provide funding that will help enhance urban forest stewardship, support new employment opportunities, and help build resilience in the face of a changing climate....