Trees Planted Feb. 7th!

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Last Saturday, 26 volunteers showed up to help us plant 13 trees in the Industrial District/Southern most Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. This tree-planting was made possible by a grant from CalReleaf & CalFire. We partnered with the Korean Youth Community Center (KYCC) to make this happen. Uptown Pup, a new business in the area, generously provided a place to set up!

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Multitasking Trees in Cities

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photo by Jay Janner/Austin American-Statement

Trees are an important part of our city but they are something many of us do not think much about. They help environmentally, economically, and socially in many different and interesting ways. In this blog we will be looking at how trees can positively impact the economic well being of our cities and personal lives.                                   

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How You Can Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

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As we learned in the previous blog, stormwater runoff can be negatively affected by the highly urban nature of Los Angeles, consequently contaminating our waterways, harming wildlife and wildlife habitat, and threatening human health. Stormwater management plans are being adopted by cities, large and small, across the country, but may take years to become fully implemented. That is why we are focusing this blog on what can be done on an individual level to contribute to proper stormwater management. 
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