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Rio Tierra Junior High School

3201 Northstead Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833

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Volunteer with us to plant trees at Rio Tierra Junior High School

About this event

Join us to plant trees at Rio Tierra Junior High School. These trees will provide much needed shade, clean air, clean water and improved academics for the school and neighborhood - your contribution to the community through planting these trees will last for generations to come.

We provide all the necessary tools and supplies to care for trees. Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split up into groups and begin planting trees on campus.

Register now! The week before this event, we will send a logistics and directions email with detailed information about how to get to the site. You will receive this email ONLY if you are signed-up for this planting.

Who should attend?

Anyone, but those who live or work nearby are especially encouraged to attend! This event is open to the general public, you do not need any prior experience to join us and on-site training will be provided. Families with children are welcome.

Requirements

Register in advance: Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status so we are sure to have the necessary number of volunteers.

Youth volunteers: Volunteers under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their consent form during registration. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. One adult chaperone is required for every 6 youth under 16, or for every 2 youth under 10.

Waiver: All volunteers must pre-register and sign a completed volunteer waiver form during registration and BEFORE participating in the event.

COVID safety: We encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated, but we do not require proof of vaccination. Attendees must wear face masks at all times and adhere to six-foot social distancing as much as possible during the event. Anyone experiencing COVID symptoms should not attend the event - please provide advance notice of cancellation when possible.

Clothes and shoes: Closed toed shoes are required. Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather, and plan to get a little dirty.

Arrival: Arrive on time. Check-in begins at 8:45 AM and volunteers must be present for the tool safety demonstration at the start of the event.

Food and drink: Bring a refillable water bottle; water will be available on site if needed. Coffee, pastries, and snacks will be provided.

Skills: No specific skills or tools required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers work alongside experienced planting leaders and staff.

Group registration

At all of our events, we prioritize including people who live or work in the community where the event takes place. Not all events can accommodate groups from outside the immediate project area. If you represent a group of 5+ people, please email volunteers@sactree.com to discuss potential volunteer opportunities.

Getting there

Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop is for Route 13 next to campus at San Juan Road and Binghamton Drive.

Parking: Parking will be available in the school parking lot.

About this project

This planting is part of our NeighborWoods initiative in northern Sacramento, a wide swath that includes South Natomas, Northgate, Del Paso Heights, Arden-Arcade, and North Highlands. We prioritize planting trees in this area because it has lower levels of tree canopy and as a result, poorer air quality and higher temperatures that worsen health issues for people who live or work here. Trees are an effective way to make our communities more livable and lovable.

Support for this event is provided by SMUD, CAL FIRE, and California Climate Investments.

If you have questions about this initiative or would like to get more deeply involved, please contact Otto Beck, North Sacramento NeighborWoods Organizer, at otto@sactree.com or (916) 974-4328.

Support SacTree

Donate to SacTree to support our work growing thriving communities through stewardship of our urban forest! SacTree relies on the support of friends, neighbors, and volunteers like you to make our work possible.

Questions about volunteering?

Reach out to volunteers@sactree.com with any questions about registering for this event or volunteering with SacTree.

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Rio Tierra Junior High School

3201 Northstead Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833

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