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  1. Getting Exotic in San Jose

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    Saturdays in November in San Jose just got a little more exciting.   Our City Forest, a California ReLeaf Network member in San Jose, is hosting free exotic tree tours from 2 to 3 p.m. on November 9 and 16 at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.   Home to human and...
  2. California ReLeaf Honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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    CALIFORNIA RELEAF HONORED AS 2013 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews   Sacramento, California, November 1, 2013 – California ReLeaf announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.  ...
  3. Government Shutdown Hitting Close to Home

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    We recently received this letter from Sandy Bonilla, the Director of the Urban Conservation Corps for the Southern California Mountains Foundation. Sandy spoke to California ReLeaf Network members at our August 1 workshop. The audience was moved by the work that she and her colleagues have done in San Bernardino....
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
  7. 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...
  8. 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...