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  1. Setting the Stage for 2015

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    by Chuck Mills   Now that CAL FIRE has received over $17 million in cap-and-trade auction proceeds to support the Urban and Community Forestry, we must all take to celebrate… for about four months.   This single victory represents a huge win for all of us, but the next battle...
  2. Urban Forestry Makes History

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    By Chuck Mills   On June 15, 2014, the Legislature passed a state budget bill that includes $17.8 million for CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program.  Governor Brown is expected to sign this deal.   To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest single-state annual appropriation...
  3. Arbor Week Photo Contest Winners Announced

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    Congratulations to the 2014 California Arbor Week Photo Contest Winners! All of the submissions were wonderful, but these two stood out – one for its beauty, the other for its story. A big thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photographs this year. We hope to see more of...
  4. ED Travel Log: SF Bay Area

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    During the last week of May, Acting Executive Director Amelia Oliver traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to begin planning an exciting event and to meet with current ReLeaf Network members. Here, she shares some of the details of her trip.                ...
  5. CAL FIRE Seeking CUFAC Nominations

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    CAL FIRE is seeking nominations for members of the California Urban Forestry Advisory Committee (CUFAC). CUFAC is the CAL FIRE Director’s advisory committee on urban forestry matters. It is composed of 17 individuals. Nine positions are open for nominations. Please see the drop down list in the application form for...
  6. Tree Musketeers Search for Community Forester

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    Tree Musketeers is a trendsetting, youth-led nonprofit located in El Segundo, California. Their mission is to empower young people to be environmental leaders.   The organization is currently seeking an individual with a unique combination of urban forestry experience and strong interpersonal qualities to serve as Community Forester. This person...
  7. Silence Isn’t Golden

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    Over the next month, community groups and ReLeaf Network members across California have an opportunity to comment on two important issues. They are the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM); and the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Urban Forest Project Protocols. To date, these efforts...
  8. National Walking Day

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    Today, take a break from your normal routine and take a walk.   The American Heart Association celebrates National Walking Day every year on the first Wednesday in April. The holiday was created to increase the amount of activity people get and, in turn, their heart health. Healthy urban forests...
  9. Be the Lorax

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    Celebrate California Arbor Week. Join us for an event. Plant or care for a tree. Make a donation.   Be the Lorax. If you donate $25 or more during the month of March, you will receive a gift of “The Lorax” DVD. Join us as we celebrate California Arbor Week...