April Is TreePeople’s Busiest Month

It was at the very first Earth Day in April of 1970 that our founder and president, Andy Lipkis, gained inspiration to do his first tree planting project. More than 40 years later, April is also a time of year when lots of folks ask us what we’re up to, the answer is: A LOT.

We’ll be talking about TreePeople’s work and bringing our interactive tools, such as the “Watershed in a Suitcase,” to a huge number of public events throughout this month in every corner of the county, from Long Beach to Sun Valley, Calabasas to Alhambra. If you happen to be at one of those many events, come by and say hi! We are able to go to so many different public events because we have an awesome core of trained Outreach Volunteers.

And we have tons of volunteer events this month—whether you are interested in replanting trees in the Angeles National Forest, restoring the hillsides of the Santa Monica Mountains, or planting and caring for trees in urban parks, streets, and schools throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We would love to have you join us in your celebration of Earth Day (April 22) and National Arbor Day (April 26), or even just celebrate the fact that it’s a beautiful time in L.A. to get outside.

Check our calendar for more information about our volunteer events.

Happy Earth Day/Arbor Day/Spring/April!

By Torin Dunnavant

Torin is TreePeople’s Director of Engagement and Partnerships. He serves on the board of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council. Originally from Sacramento, he enjoys exploring L.A.’s many neighborhoods and natural treasures, and roots for the Oakland A’s.