Urban forests are an important part of California's cities. With the myriad of co-benefits trees provide, urban forestry naturally fits as a solution to many different issues California's communities face. Through case studies, this workshop will give participants the resources and language they need to speak to potential partners in different sectors.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Explain how urban forestry can be integrated with existing or new infrastructure to create an improved approach to air, water, and public health issues
- Identify potential funding sources that have not traditionally funded urban forestry projects
- Combine efforts to reach shared interest groups in your area, i.e. utilities, AQMDs, school districts, health care providers
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome & Opening||Senator Kevin De Leon invited|
|10:00 a.m.||Water Projects and Trees||
Deborah Deets, City of Los Angeles
Robert Gutierrez, City of Los Angeles
|11:10 a.m.||Community Building||Sandy Bonilla, Southern CA Mountains Foundation|
|12:10 p.m.||Lunch||(included in the cost of registration)|
|1:10 p.m.||Green Rx: Public Health & Urban Forests||Cindy Blain, Sacramento Tree Foundation|
|3:20 p.m.||Roundtable discussions|
Kevin O'Donnell, US Forest Service
LA Urban Center for Natural Resources Sustainability
|4:30 p.m.||Workshop ends/Happy Hour begins|
Lunch is included in the registration cost.
CEUs will be available from the ISA.
When & Where
California ReLeaf's mission is to empower grassroots efforts and build strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California's urban and community forests.