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Greenprint Summit: A Great Success

February 18, 2012

On Wednesday, January 18, Sacramento Tree Foundation hosted the 2012 Greenprint Summit at the Citrus Heights Community Center. Over 100 representatives and citizens from throughout the Sacramento region came together for this important workshop to discuss how to grow healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by building the best regional urban forest in the nation.

This full day event included informative and inspiring talks from Heather Fargo of the Strategic Growth Council and Dr. Greg McPherson of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station. Break-out sessions were held throughout the day to spur conversation and discuss topics from Public Health, Research Needs, Community Orchards, and much more.

The twelve jurisdictions represented at the summit included Citrus Heights, Davis, Lincoln, Loomis, Placer County, Rocklin, Sacramento County, West Sacramento, Wheatland, Winters, Woodland, and Yuba County. Additionally, local organizations such as Soil Born Farms, Ubuntu Green, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company as well as CalFIRE representatives John Melvin and Glenn Flamick and Chuck Mills from California ReLeaf were in attendance to show their support of the 5 million tree campaign.

Following this second successful Greenprint Summit, Sacramento Tree Foundation is anticipating the development of even more regional partnerships that will encourage the pooling of resources and expand our extensive coordination effort to create healthy, livable communities throughout the Sacramento region. The Sacramento Tree Foundation is diligently working to become a hub of information that will directly connect community partners with the tools necessary to continue the important work originally made possible by American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Councilmember Stan Nader from City of Lincoln, Supervisor Mary Jane Griego of Yuba County, Councilmember Jayna Karpinski-Costa from the City of Citrus Heights and Board Member Rob Kerth of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District for representing their jurisdictions and participating in our regional effort to grow healthy, livable communities.

Learn more about the Greenprint Summit by reviewing the action items that were developed that day.

Tree Planting Ideas (collected from morning break out sessions)

Priority Project Ideas (collected from afternoon break out session)