Many thanks for your steadfast support to plant more trees in all communities, so that everyone enjoys cleaner, cooler air and the feelings of well-being that urban trees provide. We need trees and greenspace now more than ever to help us deal with the isolation and stressors caused by COVID-19.
Despite the challenges brought by COVID, Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) was successful in many ways at ReLeaf. Indeed, the fast ramp-up to working remotely via new technologies has made it possible for greater connection with the ReLeaf Network members and our grantees located throughout the state.
In this report we highlight four areas of focus for us — climate resilience, environmental justice, strengthening nonprofits, and engaging new urban forest advocates — and the progress we made toward these goals this year.