Free Citizen Forester Training

Free Citizen Forester Training, July 10, Boyle Heights
TreePeople Teaches How to Bring Trees to Streets, Schools and Local Parks

Los Angeles - TreePeople, a nonprofit organization, is offering its bimonthly Citizen Forester training to L.A. County residents on Saturday, July 10. This free training takes place in Boyle Heights from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration deadline is July 6, 2010 and pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://www.treepeople.org/calendar; directions given upon registration.

TreePeople’s popular Citizen Forester Training teaches how to organize a community tree planting on your street, campus or local park. Attendees receive a free Citizen Forester manual and ongoing support for their tree planting event. The Citizen Forester training is part of TreePeople’s Community Greening workshop.

TreePeople’s Citizen Forester program is a vibrant model of civic engagement that empowers the people of Los Angeles to make their urban communities more livable. Anyone living or working in Los Angeles can train to be a Citizen Forester. TreePeople supplies all training, information and support needed to organize volunteer tree plantings and follow-up tree care events. Students at L.A. schools can also participate in the program with assistance from teachers and administrators. More information at http://www.treepeople.org/citizen-forester-program.

TreePeople is a nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. For more than 35 years they have been finding and sharing viable solutions that lead to community action in Los Angeles and beyond. With more than two million trees planted, TreePeople works to alleviate urban environmental problems by bringing the healing effects of the forest to our cities. Learn more at www.treepeople.org.

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Media Contact: Laurie Kaufman, (818) 623-4851, lkaufman@treepeople.org