California State Legislature Invests $150 Million for Green Schools

California State Legislature Invests $150 Million for Green Schools


California officials and climate activists gathered at Pacoima Middle School to celebrate $150 million being invested to help greenify schools across the state.

The funds, approved by the state legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom, will be used to plant grass and trees in asphalt-covered schoolyards. The investment comes at a time when California has been experiencing its longest and most intense heat wave on record.

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CAL FIRE: Urban and Community Forestry

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Green Schoolyards of America

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Fighting the Goldspotted Oak Borer Instructional Video

Fighting the Goldspotted Oak Borer Instructional Video


Oak Grove, a small San Diego backcountry community, is a success story in stopping an invasive, tree-killing pest from attacking California’s beautiful native oaks. The Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) is a deadly invasive pest that that is threatening California’s oak trees. In this video, UC wildlife biologist Dr. Tom Scoot and arborist Bret Hutchinson summarize proven techniques for identifying and treating GSOB.

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San Diego RCD Fire Safe Council

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Village News, 8/27/22: Learn how to protect California oak trees from a deadly, invasive pest

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Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division

fire prevention in field

Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division


The Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division works with federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, non-profit entities, and other stakeholders to prepare California communities against the devastating effects of wildfire. The various programs within the division allow CAL FIRE to continue to build local and regional capacity, as well as developing, prioritizing, and implementing strategies and projects that create wildfire prepared communities. The tasks involve working with stakeholders on wildfire planning to reduce or eliminate fire hazards and risks, modifying the environment by removing or reducing receptive fuels, conducting fire hazard compliance inspections, and providing education and grant opportunities for wildfire prevention efforts.

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California Incident Data and Statistics Program (CalStats)

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CAL FIRE’S Land Use Planning Program

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Children's drawings of community

Arbor Week 2022 Poster Contest

Children's drawings of community

Arbor Week 2022 Poster Contest


Jun 1, 2022: This year’s theme is Trees Bring Us Together. CAL FIRE thanks all the youth who submitted artwork for the 2022 annual Arbor Week Poster Contest, hosted by cooperating partner @calreleaf.

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California Releases Extreme Heat Action Plan

California Releases Extreme Heat Action Plan


To protect communities from rising temperatures, the plan outlines a strategic, all-of-government approach to building resilience to extreme heat and mitigating its health, economic, ecological and social impacts. 

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