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Launching a NeighborWoods initiative in downtown's River District

by Kimmy Boyle

July 6, 2021

Our new River District NeighborWoods Initiative is focused on planting and caring for trees throughout the River District neighborhood and surrounding area. This initiative will plant 800 new trees to increase this area’s urban canopy, host educational workshops and tree care events, and engage local residents, businesses, and organizations to become tree stewards of these newly planted trees!

This initiative is made possible by the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) program; a California Climate Investment program that funds development and infrastructure projects which achieve major environmental, health, and economic benefits in California’s most disadvantaged communities.

We are thrilled to be part of this unique project that brings together multiple coordinated community health and greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects from a variety of local Sacramento agencies. Our other partners in this TCC funded project include the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT), and GRID Alternatives. 

Before we begin our work in this neighborhood, we are asking residents for their insights and input on where trees are needed most throughout this area! Please share your thoughts in this short survey.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email Kimmy Boyle or call 916-214-9682.