Special Presentation: Innovative Ideas for City Trees and Urban Greening
Everyone is encouraged to attend this Special Presentation on Saturday April 22nd at 2pm in the Community Room at the Festival! As part of the Festival’s overall commitment to promote healthy living, build healthy communities, and restore a healthy planet, we are very excited to have Samuel Diaz coming to the Festival to speak about city trees and California’s Urban Greening Program. resources.ca.gov/grants/urban-greening
Sam Diaz’s work experience began with the Redding Parks and Recreation for five summers. He learned the importance of city programs like those offered by the Redding Acquatic Center. He then served as the Director of Community Engagement at 1000 Friends of Oregon, a statewide advocacy organization working to defend and improve land use policies. He moved back to California for a Capitol Fellowship, where we worked at the California Natural Resources Agency.
Excited to be back in his hometown, Sam will share opportunities for funding and collaboration as part of Governor Brown’s Office of Planning and Research. In this post, he serves on a number of grant program review committees, including the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities grant program and the Urban Greening grant program. He also manages a statewide clearinghouse that shares strategies of how Californians have responded to environmental impacts.
Sam earned a BA from Colgate University, majoring in Geography, Sociology and Anthropology and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School with a certificate in environmental and energy law and natural resource management.
Don’t miss this Special Presentation at 2:00 pm in the Community Room at the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival, Redding City Hall