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Deadline Nearing for Community Input on Urban Forest Management Plan

November 12, 2020

The City of Garden Grove continues to seek the community’s input on creating a 40-year Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) that will act as a guide for maintaining, enhancing, and growing an urban forest in Garden Grove. An online survey is available and can be accessed at http://bit.ly/gg-urban-forest-plan until Monday, November 30. Surveys can also be completed at upcoming pop-up events at local parks.

On Sunday, November 22 and Monday, November 23, on behalf of the City, the project consultants, Davey Resource Group (DRG), will host pop-up events at Garden Grove parks, providing park users with the opportunity to fill out the survey in-person. Park users are invited to look for the DRG booth with Urban Forest Management Plan signage. Pop-up dates, times, and locations follow:

  • November 22, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Eastside of Haster Basin Recreational Park, located at 12952 Lampson Avenue;
  • November 22, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Garden Grove Park, located at 9301 Westminster Avenue, between Deodara Drive and Atlantis Way;
  • November 23, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Village Green Park, located at 12732 Main Street;
  • November 23, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Eastgate Park, located at 12001 St. Mark Street.

Parks users who complete the survey during the pop-up events will receive free City bags and promotional items, provided by DRG and the City.

In light of health risks associated with COVID-19, the pop-ups will be contactless. DRG staff will wear face coverings at all times; maintain at least 6-foot social distance from park users; provide hand sanitizer stations where surveys are completed; and disinfect all equipment after each use.

Please stay home if you or someone in your household has tested positive for coronavirus, or experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, fever, or difficulty in breathing.

The UFMP survey is part of the City’s Re:Imagine Garden Grove campaign, which aims to beautify Garden Grove’s open spaces with living canopy covers along bike- and pedestrian-friendly pathways. Feedback provided will help the City identify and understand community values in urban forestry.

For more information, visit ggcity.org/urban-forest or call (714) 741-5181.