1998 – 2001 Timelines: TreePeople History

TreePeople is part of the LADWP’s Cool Schools Program to green campuses throughout the City of Los Angeles. As part of the program, TreePeople retrofits Broadus Elementary School with a stormwater management system including an underground infiltration field that redirects stormwater from surrounding streets to help reduce flooding and recharge the aquifer; and Open Charter Elementary School that receives an underground cistern designed to take stormwater that used to run off the campus and capture and use it to irrigate the landscape.