1. ReLeaf Network Member Receives Highest Honor

    This past weekend, Kemba Shakur, Executive Director at Urban Releaf, received the J. Sterling Morgan Award, the highest honor given by the Arbor Day Foundation.   Shakur works daily with low-income communities to plant trees, mentor young people and build neighborhood leaders, and Urban ReLeaf has distributed more than 15,000...
  2. San Jose’s Trees Boost Economy by $239M Annually

    A recently completed study of San Jose’s urban forest revealed that San Jose is second only to Los Angeles in impervious cover. After mapping San Jose’s trees from the air using lasers, researchers discovered that 58 percent of the city is covered with buildings, asphalt or concrete. And 15.4 percent...
  3. 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 did was activate the California ReLeaf Network. The second...
  4. Incredible, Edible Plants Trees with Veterans

    San Bernardino, Ca (March 23, 2013) — The Incredible Edible Community Garden was awarded a California ReLeaf Grant to plant a Veteran’s Tree Garden at Cal State San Bernardino’s Veteran’s Success Center. On March 23rd, as part of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Veterans Living Memorial Garden, local veterans helped...
  5. My Favorite Tree: Gail Church

    To celebrate California Arbor Week, which begins later this week on March 7th, we’ll be bringing you a series of blog posts on the favorite trees of California ReLeaf board and staff members. Today, we hear from Gail Church, Executive Director of Tree Musketeers and a California ReLeaf board member....
  6. We’ll Drink to That!

    This year, Barefoot Wineries has created a new wine called “Impressions” to celebrate the work that nonprofits to to strengthen our communities. Each bottle will feature a “Sole of the Year”.   We’re proud to say that the founder of Urban Releaf, a California ReLeaf Network member, is one of...
  7. Goleta Valley Beautiful Seeking Nominations for 2013 Awards

    Goleta Valley Beautiful is seeking nominations for their 2013 Annual Awards.  The awards recognize projects in the Goleta Valley which promote beautification and sustainability, further community pride, and contribute positively to a diverse and healthy urban forest. Nominations for awards are open to everyone, including self-nominations, and you do not...