1. Urban Forestry Grants Awarded

    California ReLeaf announced today that 25 community groups across the state will receive a total of nearly $200,000 in funding for tree care and tree planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grant Program.  Individual grants range from $2,700 to $10,000.   The grant recipients are engaging in a variety of tree planting and tree maintenance projects that will enhance urban forests in both highly utilized and severely under-served communities throughout the state.  Each project also contains a significant environmental education component that will increase the visibility of how these projects are critical elements to supporting clean air,...
  2. US Forest Service Chief Visits Urban Releaf

    Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:30am – 12:00pm Location: 3268 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, California Hosted by: Urban Releaf Contact: Joann Do, (510) 552-5369 cell, info@urbanreleaf.org   US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell will be visiting Oakland on Monday,August 20, 2012 to view Urban Releaf’s greening and community building efforts.   Chief Tidwell will be awarding Urban Releaf with a $181,000 check of USDA Urban Community and Forestry funds to support our Green Street Research, Demonstration and Education Project as well as tree planting and maintenance throughout the city of Oakland.   Speakers for the ceremony include US Forest Service...
  3. CAL FIRE Urban Forestry Grants Available

    Deadline: September 19   CAL FIRE offers these grants to eligible applicants on an annual basis as funding permits. Funding for the grant programs varies from year to year and is based on the availability of Proposition-based bonds, Federal Grants from the USDA Forest Service, State General Funds, and approval of Budgets for each fiscal year. The grants are designed to create or implement projects that benefit urban forestry and urban greening efforts and will vary each year, so it is imperative that the applicant reads the description of each grant to determine whether the proposed project meets the stated...
  4. California Urban Forestry Advisory Committee – Call For Nominations

    The California Urban Forestry Advisory Committee (CUFAC) has been established to advise the Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) on the State’s Urban Forestry Program.  Each CUFAC member is the voice of the constituency represented by the position they hold on the Committee.  For example, if a member is appointed to the Committee in the city/town government position, that member is representing the voice of all city/town governments Statewide, not just their own city or town.  All reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that at least one CUFAC member will be from each...