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TreePeople and Water In Southern California – A Decades Long Push for a Resilient Future

“The story of Los Angeles is the story of water,” remarks Peter Massey, TreePeople’s Project Manager of Water Equity Programs, noting how California’s modern history is so deeply intertwined with water issues.  The booming population expansion and growth into an agricultural superpower that defined California in the 20th century would not have been possible without…

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TreePeople Land Trust: 2022 In Review

2022 was a busy year for TreePeople Land Trust. In addition to our usual maintenance and monitoring of over 3,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, we’re excited about a few new projects that are underway: Post-fire Restoration in La Sierra The La Sierra Preserve’s unique geography hosts a healthy mix of native plant communities,…

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TreePeople’s 2022: A Big Year for a Greener California

As 2022 comes to a close, we here at TreePeople are looking back at what was an exciting year for creating a greener future across Southern California. With the help of people like you – our volunteers, our donors, those who spread the word, and those who fought alongside us to push for resilient cities,…

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An Evening Under The Harvest Moon 2022 A Resounding Success For Greening Los Angeles

On October 8th, 2022 TreePeople’s An Evening Under The Harvest Moon fundraiser returned to Coldwater Canyon Park. For one night only, our woodland wonderland was transformed into a magical ballroom under the stars. The evening kicked off with TreePeople CEO Cindy Montańez and board chair Philip Boesch showcasing TreePeople’s impact in at-risk communities across Southern…

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Artist Kim Dorland On Trees, Nature and Our Connection to the Natural World.

TreePeople is interviewing artists that are actively trying to bring people into the environmental movement through their art. This series includes musicians, visual artists, poets and more. Toronto’s Kim Dorland is one of the most forward thinking artists today when it comes to showcasing the wonders of our forests. His inventive brush work and detailed…

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TreePeople Celebrates Historic $150 Investment In School Greening

This August, as six million students were making their way back to barren, concrete school campuses throughout the state, thousands from the TreePeople community joined our call for California to go big and invest in school greening. With the help of local champions in the legislature pushing to fund greener campuses for California students, Senate…

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Big News on School Greening

The first step toward TreePeople’s commitment to green schools in Los Angeles began last weekend as extreme heat-producing asphalt was removed from 112th St. Elementary School in Watts to make way for 19 trees and a reading garden. The project is part of six public school campuses TreePeople will green beginning this school year, including…

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The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the band’s environmentally charged new single “El Jardin”

In a new series of content, TreePeople is interviewing artists that are actively trying to bring people into the environmental movement through their art. This series includes musicians, visual artists, poets and more.  Since 2004, Austin Texas’ The Black Angels have staked their claim as being one of the most exciting and forward thinking bands…

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Our Planting Season In Review

And that’s a wrap! Thanks to your help, another TreePeople planting season is in the books. Through our network of community champions, volunteers, donors and partners, TreePeople built upon our legacy of creating greener communities, restoring ecosystems and uniting people across Southern California in the simple act of planting a tree.  In the words of…

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TreePeople Land Trust prevails in court. Tuna Canyon remains protected.

We are thrilled to announce that the appeals court has upheld a ruling that our conservation easement over 400 acres of pristine coastal habitat in Tuna Canyon remains valid. In 2017, a luxury real estate developer filed a quiet title action against TreePeople Land Trust and our co-defendants, thereby seeking to extinguish restrictions related to…

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Environmental Education Returns to Cold Creek

The Cold Creek Preserve, located in the central Santa Monica Mountains, features some of the most intact native habitats in the region. With minimal development, a freshwater wetland spring, and decades of protection by TreePeople Land Trust and our partners, the watershed is a premier location for students to experience the natural environment of LA….

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