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My Experience as an Urban Ecology Intern

By Ian Bobbitt

My work as an Urban Ecology intern planting trees and restoring lost or degraded habitat really made me feel like I was accomplishing something I could be proud of and look back on years later. It was a really enjoyable experience interning at the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and I’m thankful for the time and effort I put into it.

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Welcome Torin, our new Director of Education & Engagement!

By Torin Dunnavant

Even though I have enjoyed LA deeply, my heart has always been here in Sacramento. So, when the opportunity to work at the Tree Foundation came up -- an organization that I have had so much appreciation since I was young -- I took it. With only a few weeks under my belt here, I am so glad that I decided to join the team.

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Save The Elms Program (STEP) Update

By Jason Sullivan-Halpern, Volunteer Specialist

Our first Saturday morning "walkabout" for SacTree's Save The Elms Program (STEP) with certified arborist Dan Pskowski went great! Our team of STEP Citizen Scientists learned a lot about American and English elm trees, identifying the symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED), and using Greenprint Maps to report the elm trees with symptoms of the disease. We even discovered an elm showing symptoms of DED around Curtis Park!

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Welcome Loren, our new Restoration Specialist!

By Loren O’Rourke

My commitment to conservation began when I was twelve years old. I attended a summer camp in my home town of Groton, Massachusetts geared toward environmental appreciation and education. It was there that I filled my first canoe with floating trash and felt the swell of pride that still fuels me today. From that point on I concerned myself almost exclusively with the natural world.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Volunteer Service with the Lions Club

By Jason Sullivan-Halpern

When Dolores and Perry Diaz of the Maharlika Lions Club approached us in January to discuss planning a celebratory tree planting for the Lions Club’s 100th anniversary, we were more than happy to help.

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