San Diego and Border Organizations Awarded Almost $3 million From the CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Program Grant
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) congratulated the City of San Diego’s South Bay Tree Planting and Citywide Inventory, Tree San Diego’s National City Urban Forest Processing Facility and the City of El Centro’s Imperial Valley Urban Forest Inventory Plan for collectively receiving more than $3 million from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Urban and Community Forestry Program.
“I am grateful to see additional funding go to the San Diego and border region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Atkins. “The funding also enhances our community’s environment through much-needed sustainable beautification projects.”
CAL FIRE awarded nearly $17.7 million in grants throughout the state to cities, counties, local districts and non-profit entities that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. A total of 23 grant applicants were awarded funding to plant nearly 26,000 trees in urban communities and engage residents through planned outreach and education. The 39th Senate district is receiving $802,200.
Under the authority of the 1978 Urban Forestry Act, CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program helps expand and improve the management of sustainable urban and community forests in California. More information about CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program Grant Project Awards can be found here:
Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins