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Save The Elms Program (STEP) Update

By Jason Sullivan-Halpern, Volunteer Specialist

Our first Saturday morning "walkabout" for SacTree's Save The Elms Program (STEP) with certified arborist Dan Pskowski went great! Our team of STEP Citizen Scientists learned a lot about American and English elm trees, identifying the symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED), and using Greenprint Maps to report the elm trees with symptoms of the disease. We even discovered an elm showing symptoms of DED around Curtis Park!

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Welcome Loren, our new Restoration Specialist!

By Loren O’Rourke

My commitment to conservation began when I was twelve years old. I attended a summer camp in my home town of Groton, Massachusetts geared toward environmental appreciation and education. It was there that I filled my first canoe with floating trash and felt the swell of pride that still fuels me today. From that point on I concerned myself almost exclusively with the natural world.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Volunteer Service with the Lions Club

By Jason Sullivan-Halpern

When Dolores and Perry Diaz of the Maharlika Lions Club approached us in January to discuss planning a celebratory tree planting for the Lions Club’s 100th anniversary, we were more than happy to help.

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Welcome Natasha, our new Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager!

By Natasha Young

I grew up in Davis, CA where trees are abound just like in Sacramento! And I hope I am not offending any Sacramento readers when I say that Davis has the best parks in the world. Of course there’s a bias there. But, for a kid, parks are a wonderland.

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Time To Check-In With Our South Sacramento NeighborWoods Project!

By Meredith Thompson, NeighborWoods Specialist

We have come to the end of the first year of this innovative, community-led project. And what a great year it has been!

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