Tree Lined Park
CLIMATE ACTION CORPS
ABOUT

The Climate Action Corps (CAC) is a program developed as part of the state's comprehensive climate strategy. Under this program, Fellows consisting of recent graduates from two or four-year programs are matched with host agencies seeking to implement a range of projects meeting CAC's three guiding principles of climate resilience, equity, and connection to public service. 

Recently called into service by Gov. Gavin Newsom in Sept 2020, the inaugural cohort of Climate Action Fellows for the state will be tasked with addressing the effects of climate change throughout Californian communities. The Corps is a part of the Americorps - CivicSpark family of stateside service programs.

 

In Redlands, the CAC has placed three Fellows with the IERCD. The District, Fellows, and project partners are seeking interested community members with whom they will work collaboratively to increase urban tree canopy in north Redlands.

 

Participating residents are eligible for up to three trees from a list of climate appropriate species and, if desired, assistance in irrigation and tree placement planning and installation from University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in San Bernardino County. Project completion goals include elevating total canopy of trees best suited for the local climate to enable long-term benefits for area residents and resources; working with residents to identify areas of project approach and facilitation requiring revision to increase total impact; and expanding original project boundary to continue canopy increase.

Planting a Tree
OUR PROJECT

Redlands is facing significant short and long-term challenges in regard to urban forest health as temperatures rise from the ongoing effects of climate change.  The impacts from tree loss pertain to an elevated heat island effect, increased energy costs and lower overall property value; as well as additional air pollution threatening the health of city communities like that of North Redlands. This project hopes to increase tree canopy in North Redlands through a community-inspired approach where you can pick your own free tree to be planted in your yard. Increasing tree canopy and empowering residents in the fight against climate change is at the heart of this project to ensure stabilization and an increase in long-term tree canopy in North Redlands communities.

WHY TREES?

As trees grow they remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it within themselves, their roots and in the soil they are in. This process of carbon sequestration is thought to be an essential weapon in the fight against climate change. This process takes time and is not the sole answer to climate change, but if we plan ahead properly by planting certain tree species that are both native and more resilient to rising temperatures, we can see an abundance of benefits from reduced air pollution, improved soil health, reduced noise pollution, added property value and encouraging wildlife and plant diversity

PROJECT TREE
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PROJECT MAP
PROJECT PARTNERS
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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

The UCANR works to connect the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development with local communities to improve the quality of life for all Californians.  They have provided essential research on climate ready trees to be used in this project.

https://ucanr.edu/

UCANR

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.

https://www.commonvisioncoalition.org

Common Vision Coalition

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

ESRI is a leader when it comes to powerful mapping and spatial analytics software.  They are strong supporters of this project and have helped in the acquisition of trees to be planted.

https://www.esri.com/en-us/home

ESRI

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports youth development through conservation initiatives, protection of natural resources and a strong focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use and stewardship of our natural environment.  They will be crucial in deploying and planting trees for project participants.

https://mountainsfoundation.org/

Southern CA Mountains Foundation

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

21815 Mountain Ave, Perris, CA 92570

 

Another great nursery we had the pleasure of working with to source trees from for this project.

Mountain View Nursery

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

Master Gardeners are individuals who have put dozens of hours into instruction and training to earn their designations. Additionally they give back to their communities via workshops and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  They will help project participants pick the perfect tree(s) for their home.

http://mg.ucanr.edu/

Master Gardeners

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

The University of Redlands is part of the heart of the community in Redlands.  They are also working with Fellows from the California Climate Action Corps and have proved to be essential partners for community outreach, tree care and planting.

https://www.redlands.edu/  

University of Redlands

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

Our project is occurring in the north Redlands area where there has been historically low tree canopy coverage.  We look forward to working with the City in the future to improve the quality of life for all Redlands residents.

https://www.cityofredlands.org/ 

City of Redlands

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The Common Vision Coalition is a North Redlands organization that has worked since 2010 enacting “policy changes in order to develop a healthier and more engaged community.” The CVC collaborates with various local community organizations to ensure a lighter load and a greater yield for residents.  They will help spread the message about this project to the community and encourage engagement.   

12925 Redlands Blvd, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

 

One of our local nurseries that we have sourced some of the project trees from.

 

 

Adam Hall’s Nursery

PROJECT INTEREST FORM

Registration for Phase 1 is now closed. If you would like to be notified of future project opportunities, please fill out this form! 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
CONTACTS
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Email: jberry@caclimateactioncorps.org

Phone: (626) 241-3563

Climate Action Corps Fellow

JAMES BERRY

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TAYLOR HOLLMAN

Climate Action Corps Fellow

Email: thollman@caclimatectioncorps.org

Phone: (951) 824-4766

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THORSON MUNOZ

Climate Action Corps Fellow

Email:  tmunoz@caclimateactioncorps.org

Phone: (626) 272-4633