Advocacy

Partnerships Pave Path to Success

Last summer, California ReLeaf suddenly found itself in the unenviable position of being the torch-bearer for nonprofits across the state with regards to critical legislation that would set in statute eligible recipients for cap and trade funding. The first thing we...

President Obama, Ever Consider More Trees?

You would have to live under a rock to not know that President Obama presented his State of the Union address to Congress and the country last night. During his speech, he talked about climate change, its effects on our country, and urged us to take action. He said:...

Down, but Far From Out

Exploring the Governor’s proposed State Budget is perhaps analogous to reading Dickens in that you have to traverse a lot of descriptors before getting to the good stuff.  Even then, the good stuff can be hard to find.  Such is the case with the 2013-14 blue print to...

Farewell Policy Champs

Nearly 25% of California’s State Legislature termed out in November, including numerous champions for urban forestry, parks, open space and environmental protection.  And while we welcome those new members of the State Assembly and Senate that bring them with bold and...

Separating Parks from the Sparks

All California nonprofits that have supported State Parks over the years in one form or another know the story that sparked a flame which has burned for more than two months.  Unauthorized vacation buyouts approved by a State Parks deputy director with a string of...

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