Natural Resources Agency Announces $28 Million in Urban Greening Program Awards

Last week the California Natural Resources Agency announced they will be awarding $28.5 million for projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and expand access to parks and green spaces in underserved areas across the state.

“Access to the outdoors for all Californians is more important than ever,” said California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot. “Time spent in parks and amidst trees improves our physical and mental health and enhances our wellbeing. Unfortunately, too many Californians live in communities without green spaces and tree cover. The projects announced today focus on these communities, bringing parks, trees and open space to large and small communities across the state.”

The projects receiving funding are:

Alameda County:

  • The Trust for Public Land, $1,101,400, Bridges Academy Green Schoolyard Project

Contra Costa County:

  • Groundwork Richmond, Inc., $900,000, Treefense: Best Offense is a Good Tree Fence.

Fresno County:

  • City of Parlier, $2,878,230, City of Parlier Community Park Development.

Imperial County:

  • City of El Centro, $1,143,831, City of El Centro Construction of Buena Vista Park.

Kern County:

  • Kern County, $815,700, Panorama Vista Preserve Greening & Connectivity Project.
  • City of Wasco, $2,200,047, Central Avenue Neighborhood Park.

Los Angeles County:

  • Amigos de los Rios, $764,852, Emerald Necklace Jackson Watershed Discovery Campus.
  • CCC Foundation, $1,182,313, Grant Elementary Greening Project.
  • City of Baldwin Park, $342,850, Big Dalton Wash Trail Pocket Park.
  • City of Bell Gardens, $346,408, Trees for BG Planting Project.
  • City of La Verne, $561,825, Arrow Highway Urban Greening Project.
  • City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Street Services, $713,804, Broadway-Manchester Active Transportation Equity Project.
  • Koreatown Youth and Community Center, $360,000, South Los Angeles Urban Greening.
  • Los Angeles County, Department of Parks and Recreation, $560,000, Magic Johnson Park Shade Equity Tree Planting Project.
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, $1,480,837, Esperanza Elementary Urban Greening Project.
  • TreePeople, $787,938, The Pacoima Middle School Living Schoolyard.

Mendocino County:

  • City of Ukiah, $3,563,212, South Ukiah Link to Active Living (SoUL).

Orange County:

  • City of Fullerton, $1,777,200, Union Pacific Trail Phase II.

Riverside County:

  • City of Perris, $455,000, Perris Green City Farm and Community Park Access Enhancement.
  • Riverside County, Transportation Department, $1,093,708, Mecca Neighborhood Park and Greening Project.

San Diego County:

  • San Diego County, $1,000,000, Fallbrook Local Park.

San Francisco County:

  • Literacy for Environmental Justice, $361,406, Healthy Habitats & Lifestyles Project – Phase III.

San Luis Obispo County:

  • City of San Luis Obispo, $1,705,225, Anholm Neighborhood Greenway.

Solano County:

  • Solano Transportation Authority, $410,180, SF Bay Trail (Enterprise Dr. Gap Closure).

Tulare County:

  • City of Farmersville, $1,994,034, Farmersville Community Park Phase 4: Freedom Field.

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  1. Christina Grafius

    Why wasnt the High Desert Communities included on this Grant? They need it more than anybody. We are trapped inside everyday due to lack of green spaces n environment

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