Join us for our exciting FREE workshop coming up NEXT WEEK as part of our program in partnership with the Local Government Commission!

This event is free, but registration is required.Putting the Green Back in Urban Greening: CalFire Funding Opportunities

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Modesto Centre Plaza
1000 L Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm
*Lunch will be provided*

Keynote Speaker: 


Dr. Geoffrey Donovan – Forester Researcher, USDA Forest Service

Dr. Donovan has years of experience researching the economics of wildfire management and, more recently, urban forestry. Dr. Donovan will be discussing his findings on the impacts of trees on housing prices, rental prices, and crime.

Additional Guest Speakers Include:

Guy Anderson – Urban Forester, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Dana Karcher, Project Developer, Davey Resource Group
Mike Willett, Public Works Director, City of Patterson
Jocelyn Reed, Solid Waste Manager, City of Modesto
Julie Saare-Edmonds, Senior Environmental Scientist, Department of Water Resources

This workshop will provide support to communities in the San Joaquin Valley that are grappling with a number of pressing challenges related to health and the economy. Urban greening is an effective way to increase community engagement, help to create vibrant communities and long-term solutions and benefits for residents.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and engage with experts on how developing urban forestry best management practices can complement existing programs, how to pursue current and future funding opportunities that will help to stimulate the local economy and how to develop eligible projects that bring the most bang for the buck in a time of drought.

Topics to be covered:

– Economic benefits of urban forestry

– Developing projects while in drought

– Case studies of urban forestry success in the Valley

– Funding strategies and technical support

Register for this workshop by clicking the link below:


This is a free workshop but registration is required.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsor, Davey Resource Group.

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