1978 Timelines: TreePeople History

  • TreePeople mobilizes volunteers for disaster-relief work after severe rains and local flooding, resulting in the headquarters being designated L.A.’s Emergency Resource Center. Community programs at Coldwater Canyon Park begins. TreePeople is awarded its first education grant by the California Department of Education’s Environmental Education Program, and 15,000 school children are reached in the first year. The California Conservation Project officially becomes TreePeople, Inc.