LA Conservation Corps Plants Over 1,000 Trees Across Los Angeles County

 

Trees are going up in and around Los Angeles thanks to the LA Conservation Corps. Read below to learn about how LACC recently participated in two local tree planting projects.

Taken from Around the Corps, the LACC newsletter, Vol. 3 Issue 3


SEA Lab Corpsmembers plant over 1,000 trees in Lawndale

This month, SEA Lab corpsmembers participated in a tree planting ceremony at a local dog park to celebrate our partnership with the City of Lawndale. City officials joined SEA Lab Director Brent Scheiwe and his crew to plant three Sweet Bay trees. Pictured above from the left (holding shovels) are Mayor Pro Tem Larry Rudolph, Councilmember Pat Kearny, Councilmember Jim Osborne and Mayor Harold Hofmann.  

Corpsmembers will plant 100 trees in the City of Lawndale during the month of March as part of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Green House Gas Reduction grant. The event also marked another milestone, as Corpsmembers planted their one-thousandth tree for the project. Only 200 remain to be planted under the grant.


LACC helps plant trees at Special Education Center in San Pedro

In honor of California Arbor Week, corpsmembers from our East LA Center teamed up with volunteers from Fresh & Easy and Uniliver to plant 14 Shrubby Yew Pines on the campus of Willenberg Special Education Center School in San Pedro.  The Willenberg School serves over 500 students aged 5 to 22 who are moderately to severely handicapped and/or autistic.

A total of 14 volunteers came out on March 14th to work with four LA Corpsmembers and staff.  The trees were planted around the School's newly built playground to provide shade to the area.  Once the trees were planted, students helped water the trees.  The Willenberg School was very appreciative of our planting efforts and thankful that we included their students in this unique planting opportunity.  The LA Corps looks forward to partnering with Fresh & Easy to continue greening our local schools.