“Invest From the Ground Up” is a campaign to show Californians how investing in our trees and green spaces creates great neighborhoods. It is a project of the California Urban Forests Council.

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Jun 2015 25

              We have some exciting updates to share with you regarding the Civicspark program’s past and upcoming workshop events! The Fresno dinner and workshop a huge success! Dr. Igor Laćan, Urban Forestry Advisor for the UC Extension, was the keynote speaker for both the dinner and the workshop. Our wonderful workshop speakers included Eric Aller from the City of Clovis, Anne Fenkner from Davey Resource Group, Lee Ayres from Tree Fresno, and Darla Mills […]

Apr 2015 29

Evan Anderson is the outgoing Program Manager for the CivicSpark Urban Forestry Program. Elizabeth Lanham will be taking over the position starting May 1st 2015. Evan wishes everyone participating in the project the best of luck and knows Elizabeth will make an amazing addition to the team!   Elizabeth and I recently wrapped up a successful Earth Day down at Fresno State University. We met with the AmeriCorps CivicSpark members in the Memorial Garden on campus to advocate all of the amazing benefits […]

Apr 2015 23

Guest blog by Jessie Rudd, CivicSpark AmeriCorps member. Jessie, along with her team of AmeriCorps  members are partnering with California Urban Forests Council in assisting local government agencies  and disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley improve and/or   implement urban forestry  programs in their communities! Do you ever traverse I-5 or Highway 99 through the interior of California during winter months and realize you cannot see? Well, we can’t help you see the cars in front of you, but we […]

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