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  1. A New Era for EEMP

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    California’s popular Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) was funded at $7 million in the 2013-14 State Budget through legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown today.  This is the only statewide local assistance funding for urban forestry for this fiscal year.   While the reinstatement of EEMP funding certainly comes...
  2. WCISA Call for Presentations

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    The Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA) will be holding its 80th Annual Conference and Trade Show April 5-10, 2014 in Pasadena, CA. WCISA is partnering with the Utility Arborist Association (UAA) to bring a wider base of knowledge and experience to the broad spectrum of membership...
  3. California Tree Advocate Teaches NPS

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    Rico Montenegro, an arborist and tree advocate based in Redding, recently shared his knowledge of bringing life back to historic orchards with the National Park Service. In his interview, he speaks about work done at Whiskeytown National Historic Site, just outside of Redding. To hear the interview, download this podcast....
  4. Change is Coming to Two California Communities

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    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some very dedicated people in two of California’s largest cities – San Diego and Stockton. It’s been amazing to see both what needs to be accomplished in these cities and how hard these individuals are working to make...
  5. Prop 84: Calling for Concept Proposals

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    The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is now accepting Concept Proposal applications for Round 2 of the Prop 84 Stormwater Grant Program (SWGP). There will be approximately $38.4 million in funding available to local public agencies for projects that reduce or prevent stormwater contamination of rivers, lakes...
  6. Neighbors Rally at HBTS Event

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    On August 24, a few volunteers met to plant ten trees in Burke Park in Huntington Beach. It turned out that the park, surrounded by a residential area, was the perfect spot for the Huntington Beach Tree Society to plant trees and educate volunteers about their importance.   Jean Nagy,...
  7. Partnering to Protect the Bay Area’s Water

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    California ReLeaf recently supported the recruitment and training of two interns for The Watershed Project’s Tree Team Project who will act as Richmond Rain to Roots program ambassadors in Richmond’s Iron Triangle and Sante Fe, two low-income, high-crime neighborhoods in the city.   Training for the interns included 20 hours...
  8. Planting Trees Around the World

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    TreeMusketeers, a California ReLeaf Network member and kid-led tree planting nonprofit in Los Angeles, has been encouraging kids around the world to plant trees. Their 3×3 Campaign began to get three million trees planted by three million kids to fight global warming.   3 x 3 Campaign arises from the...
  9. Los Angeles Parks Job

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    The National Parks Conservation Association is looking for the right person to serve as their Los Angeles Program Manager.   The Los Angeles Program Manager, as part of NPCA’s Pacific Region field operations, works in coordination with the Senior Regional Director and the Associate Regional Director, to implement NPCA’s strategic...