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Pasadena In Focus
September - October 2012

Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting

treeplantingVolunteers are needed to help Pasadena City Councilmember Gene Masuda and the City’s Public Works Department kick-off the City’s fall tree planting season. Joining them this year will be officials from the Pasadena Beautiful Foundation, Odwalla’s Plant-A-Tree program and the Pasadena Community Foundation.

This year, your help is needed on Saturday, September 29 as the City expects to plant more than 75 trees in areas west of Eaton Canyon Wash as part of citywide efforts to restore Pasadena’s “Urban Forest” that was heavily damaged by the 2011 Windstorm.

Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at Eaton Sunnyslope Park, on Sunnyslope Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard. A live tree-planting demo begins at 8:15 a.m. and planting teams will head out into the field 8:30 a.m. with designated City Crews. A special Volunteer Lunch will be provided by the Pasadena Firefighters Local 809 back at the park.

Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes or boots and comfortable clothes that can get dirty. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t forget to bring gloves and shovels if available!

Interested volunteers should contact Public Works’ Division of Parks and Natural Resources at (626) 744-4321 or Darya Barar at (626) 744-3846, dbarar@cityofpasadena.net