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Watsonville Community Forest was awarded the Best Urban Forestry Project by the California Urban Forestry Awards

The Watsonville Urban Forest Revitalization Project, the street and park tree planting project that we have undertaken with the City of Watsonville, was given the 2019 Best Project Award by the California Urban Forest Council. To date our efforts have planted 260 large trees on streets and parks near wetlands throughout the City, hosted 17 community planting events, and has been supported by over 1000 hours of volunteer and community service. We plan to plant many more trees this upcoming winter and are preparing to launch a new project to plant trees on Watsonville school campuses as a part of a climate change education and watershed restoration program for Watsonville youth. Stay tuned for new details on this exciting project, our soon to be launched Adopt-a-tree program, a new web portal for Watsonville’s Urban Forest, and much more!

Best Project Criteria according to California Urban Forests Council

Awarded to an organization or community which completed an urban forestry project that:

  • Addressed two or more environmental or public safety issues
  • Involved the community and/or other organizations or agencies
  • Significantly enhanced the urban forest and livability of the community

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