Putting the Green Back in Urban Greening: Funding Opportunities for the San Joaquin Valley – Workshop in Modesto

Putting the Green Back in Urban Greening: Funding Opportunities for the San Joaquin Valley – Workshop in Modesto

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Time: 9:00 AM -1:30 PM

Modesto Centre Plaza
1000 L Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Workshop participants had the opportunity to listen 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.

To view a clip from the workshop click here. Speaker presentations can be downloaded below.

8:30 AM Check-in
9:00 AM donovan

Overview of CivicSpark Program and CalEnviroScreen 2.0

  • Elizabeth Lanham, Program Manager, California Urban Forests Council
  • Shani Alford, Project Manager, Local Government Commission
9:15 AM Keynote Presentation – Economic Benefits of Urban Forestry, Management in Times of Drought

10:15 AM  Green Case Studies in the Valley (Part 1)

  • Dana Karcher, Project Developer, Davey Resource Group
    Presentation PDF
10:45 AM  Break (15 min)
11:00 AM  Green Case Studies in the Valley (Part 2)

  • Jocelyne Reed, Solid Waste Manager, City of Modesto
    Presentation PDF
  • Mike Willett, Public Works Director, City of Patterson
    Presentation PDF
11:30 AM  Water Resources Update in the Valley

  • Julie Saare-Edmonds, Senior Environmental Scientist, Department of Water Resources
    Presentation PDF
11:50 AM Funding Opportunities and Technical Assistance Support for Urban Greening Efforts

  • Darla Mills, Urban Forester/Project Learning Tree Program Analyst, CAL FIIRE
    Presentation PDF
  • Jessie Rudd, CalFire CivicSpark Team Leader, Local Government Commission
    Presentation PDF
12:35 PM Lunch and Table Discussions: Meet with funders and the CivicSpark team to discuss your ideas for proposals and needed assistance (55 minutes)
1:30 PM  Adjourn

Presented by the California Urban Forests Council and the Local Government Commission
Don’t miss out on these FREE events that will be packed with useful tools and resources for urban greening! Local government staff, non-profits, grassroots organizations, consultants and others are encouraged to attend. Feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues and staff!