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 where. The evening kicked off with TreePeople CEO Cindy Montańez and board chair Philip Boesch showcasing TreePeople’s impact in at-risk communities across…

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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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Expanding the La Sierra Preserve

A critical strategy in land conservation is acquiring new properties that are directly adjacent to existing protected lands. This not only ensures that wildlife within these protected areas have greater mobility and buffer from threats, but it also helps land managers, such as TreePeople Land Trust, cohesively manage a series of parcels as a single,…

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Glasgow Takeaway: Trees Are A Unifying Solution to Climate Crisis

After a week in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 26), the annual climate conference, I’m even more passionate about the work TreePeople does every day to build community resilience. More than ever, I am convinced that we need trees and we need them now.  On day two of the…

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Let’s Green Riverside – TreePeople Returns to the Inland Empire

In the summer of 1973, the first stirrings of what would become TreePeople began in the mountains above Riverside, California. Those early efforts by teenagers to help protect and restore the San Bernardino National Forest soon blossomed into Southern California’s largest environmental movement—mobilizing 3 million volunteers to plant 3 million trees. Earlier this month, TreePeople…

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Drought, downpours, and debris

An update from the TreePeople Land Trust It finally happened. After a record-breaking 212 days without rain, the skies above Sacramento roiled with dark clouds as an atmospheric river emptied 5.4 inches of rain onto the thirsty landscape–breaking yet another record for the city. The dichotomy between these extremes, drought and downpour, results in a host of…

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