Urban Greening Program: Richmond, California’s “Greening the Yellow Brick Road” Project

Urban Greening Program: Richmond, California’s “Greening the Yellow Brick Road” Project

With $4.1 million from California Natural Resources Agency’s Urban Greening program, this project is helping bring the community’s vision to fruition and will benefit thousands of community residents. The project will create a safe and green public space where neighbors can come together and a designated route for residents to bike and walk in a safe environment.

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Alternative Manure Management Program: Manure Separator Project, San Joaquin Valley

Alternative Manure Management Program: Manure Separator Project, San Joaquin Valley

Dennis DaSilva is a second-generation California dairy farmer whose parents began the family’s first dairy farm in 1983 with 150 cows. The $375,000 grant has allowed Mr. DaSilva to replace an existing solid separation system with a new, more efficient manure separator and concrete pad. Separated manure is dried and composted on the concrete pad and is then used for bedding and fertilizer for forage crops.

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Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program: Blue Carbon at Elkhorn Slough

Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program: Blue Carbon at Elkhorn Slough

The Blue Carbon at Elkhorn Slough Project is restoring 66 acres of rare salt marsh habitat and native plants while buffering the surrounding areas against future sea level rise. The Tidal Wetland Program at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve guided the project with input from more than 100 local partners, scientists, regulators, and community members.

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Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities Project: Long Beach

Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities Project: Long Beach

This program will deploy 38 electric yard trucks, 9 electric gantry cranes, 18 electric heavy lift forklifts, and 15 zero-emission Class 8 trucks. The program is also including a workforce development component with curriculum being developed to support the deployment of this technology with local school districts near the three port locations, community colleges and Long Beach State University.

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Training and Workforce Development Program: Acorn-Sugarloaf Road Fuel Break Project

Training and Workforce Development Program: Acorn-Sugarloaf Road Fuel Break Project

Nestled along Little Sandy Creek along the northern edge of Fresno County sits the Town of Auberry. To prevent catastrophe from hitting the communities on the western edge of the Sierra National Forest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection partnered with the California Conservation Corps to reduce the flammable woody material in the area.

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Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program: Antelope Valley Transit Authority

Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program: Antelope Valley Transit Authority

Antelope Valley Transit Authority is on their way to electrifying their entire fleet, thanks to funding from California State Transportation Agency. They have purchased 29 zero-emission battery-electric buses, including the world’s first 60-foot zero-emission battery-electric articulated bus, and the nation’s first battery-electric commuter coaches.

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