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Interview: New Head Of Sacramento Tree Foundation On Creating Equity, Fighting Climate Change

with Ed Fletcher, CapRadio

The Sacramento Tree Foundation played a critical role helping the capital city earn the City of Trees moniker. Filling the shoes of longtime executive director Ray Tretheway is Jessica Sanders. Sanders will soon be moving to Sacramento from Washington, D.C., where she served as Director of Science and Policy at Casey Trees. She recently spoke with CapRadio about what she hopes to achieve in her new role, including addressing issues of equity and climate change.

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Urban lumber offers sustainable job creation

CBS News

Urban lumber creates jobs and is good for the environment. Watch the segment to learn more.

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Help shape the Rancho Cordova Urban Forest Master Plan

Do you live, work, or play in Rancho Cordova? Take this brief survey to share your thoughts on how the city can best meet the needs of the community through its Urban Forest Program.

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Meet Jessica Sanders

by Joleane King, N Magazine

Learn more about our new executive director in this community profile from N Magazine!

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Wildfire Smoke Is Poisoning California’s Kids. Some Pay a Higher Price.

by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times

"The fires sweeping across millions of acres in California aren’t just incinerating trees and houses. They’re also filling the lungs of California’s children with smoke, with potentially grave effects over the course of their lives. The effects are not evenly felt. While California as a whole has seen a steady uptick in smoke days in recent years, counties in the state’s Central Valley, which is already cursed with some of the most polluted air, were particularly hard hit by wildfire smoke this year."

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He helped plant the City of Trees. See Sacramento honor retiring Tree Foundation leader

by Daniel Kim, The Sacramento Bee

"Natomas Oaks Park is renamed the Ray and Judy Tretheway Oak Preserve on Nov. 19, 2020, by the city of Sacramento as Ray Tretheway retires from his nearly 40-year involvement with the Sacramento Tree Foundation."

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Oak grove to honor Tretheways

by Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Digs Gardening

SacTree's longtime leader retires with virtual ribbon-cutting.

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Welcoming Jessica Sanders as the Tree Foundation's new executive director

by Stephanie Robinson

We have exciting news! After two years of succession planning in preparation for Ray Tretheway’s retirement, and a comprehensive search and interview process with many talented local and national candidates, we are very happy to announce that Jessica Sanders has accepted the position of executive director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.

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