This year’s Fall Newsletter has just arrived, bringing you inspiring stories and exciting developments from our Rose community!
We hope that like us, you find motivation through these stories showcasing how grassroots leaders are finding ways to protect our precious waters from drought and pollution, and are left feeling ready to tackle the issues impacting your communities and environment.
News & Features
We’ve got some exciting news to share: this month the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) recommended East Oakland be a designated priority community under AB617 to the California Air Resources Board. Read more about this win for New Voices students and the East Oakland community here:
After last month’s highly unusual “atmospheric river” downpour over much of California, officials claimed that wildfire season in our state is over. In this post-fire season, what threats remain to our land, watersheds, and communities? To answer this question, we’ve featured several Rose grantees working in post-fire recovery.
We have recently welcomed two new members onto our staff: Nancy Huizar and Jodene Isaacs. They have both joined our grants team and bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge. In this month’s Meet the Rose Community, we are featuring Jodene and Nancy, to learn more about their backgrounds and the work they are doing here at Rose!
Saying Farewell and Thanks to Rose Board Member Nancy Berlin An Interview by Sage Bachman, Communications Assistant
Nancy Berlin served on the Rose Foundation board for 8 years, and during that time she was a constant source of sound advice, teamwork, and positive direction. Read on to learn more about Nancy’s important work at the Rose Foundation and beyond:
In August, the Rose Foundation received $3 million from a settlement between the Center for Biological Diversity and Placer Ranch Inc. $1 million was specifically endowed to the Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) to complete a major land acquisition project. TWC will use the funds to conserve, protect, and restore the historic Dean Witter Lone Pine Ranch, a 29,600-acre property that includes over 18 miles of the “Grand Canyon” of the Eel River
Our New Voices Are Rising program is introducing a new program this fall. Titled the Youth Air Quality Task Force, the program takes place over 6 weeks and focuses on the issue areas of air quality, health risks, and utility advocacy.
Announcing our 2021 grassroots grantee convening! Find more information here.
Did you catch our September E-News? Be sure to check out this month’s exciting features!