1978 Timelines: TreePeople History

Severe rains and local flooding give TreePeople its first experience in mobilizing volunteers for disaster-relief work, resulting in the headquarters being designated L.A.’s Emergency Resource Center.  Programs at Coldwater Canyon Park include Little Treehouse summer camp, community seminars, and Eco-tours for schools.  The California Department of Education’s Environmental Education Program awards TreePeople its first education grant, and 15,000 school children are reached in the first year.  The California Conservation Project officially becomes TreePeople, Inc.