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Let’s get together (separately) this fall

September 1, 2020

At this point in a typical year, we would be ramping up for lots of volunteer events. We love bringing people together from across the region to steward the urban forest and to celebrate each other’s efforts. But because of COVID-19 we had to postpone our fall volunteer opportunities. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t bring people together to plant trees, gather acorns, learn about stewardship, and value the urban forest - we just need to think outside the box a bit more.

Last month we sent out a survey asking people what they’d like to see us do this fall and received a lot of feedback. Based on that feedback, we have come up with a wide range of ideas of how to bring people together. So over the next handful of months, we are going to offer a variety of opportunities that allow us to come together but still remain safely distant – live-streamed plantings, webinars, educational content, remote volunteer events, region-wide planting days, etc.

We are excited to see how this new slate of programming goes. We’ve missed connecting with all of you, seeing you all on a foggy Saturday morning out at the Consumes River Preserve restoring oak woodlands or along West El Camino planting new street trees. It’s a wonderful thing to come together to make Sacramento a better place to live, but as we need to remain vigilant toward COVID, maybe we can come up with some new ways to be inspired by each other.

So keep an eye on us throughout the fall - we’ve got a lot going on, and we’d love to see you again.

If you have questions or thoughts, we'd love to hear them! Contact Torin Dunnavant at (916) 974-4302 or torin@sactree.com to share your ideas.