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Webinar: Engaging Community Residents in Heat Mitigation and Canopy Expansion

June 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:15 pm

The West Mesa River Community Heat Action Project, a recent initiative of the Rio Reimagined partnership, focuses on addressing heat mitigation along the eastern reach of the Salt-Gila River corridor through Metropolitan Phoenix. The two-year project (2020-2022) engaged over 350 residents, 8 faith-based organizations, 15 social service organizations, and 34 local businesses, with more than 300 trees planted to date. 

In this webinar, Paul Coseo and Cecilia Riviere will share strategies and lessons learned from the multi-faceted project, which included social vulnerability mapping, tree inventory, community engagement, education, and implementation of urban canopy to cool local river neighborhoods. 

Speakers: Paul Coseo, Cecilia Kelly Riviere