City of San Leandro Receives $1.5M from CalFire to Plant Trees
The $1.49M grant will cover trees for planting, tree supplies, and hiring of part time staff to target planting in frontline neighborhoods experiencing socioeconomic challenges or environmental pollution. The City will be partnering with Common Vision, a Black-led non-profit specializing in school gardens, urban agriculture, and community building for the project management and tree planting. The goal is to plant 5000 trees across the community from 2022-2026, in parks, public medians, and private property.
Paired with this year’s development of the Tree Master Plan, this will kick off concrete steps to addressing climate adaptation, air pollution, urban shade, and urban heat islands, particularly in frontline communities that currently experience the brunt of environmental injustices.