Open Charter Elementary School
Summary: TreePeople, LAUSD, the L.A. County Open Space District and L.A.’s Bureau of Sanitation greened this hardscaped elementary campus. An underground treatment-and-storage facility was installed to capture campus runoff and reduce the pollutant load to Santa Monica Bay. New playing fields above a 110,000-gallon underground cistern provide much-needed recreation space. Additionally, in partnership with hundreds of community members, a forest was planted that included 88 new trees, swales and other vegetation enhancements on the urban campus.