Grants Database

California Greenworks
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Urban Forestry, south Los Angeles
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2022
Water Resources / Watershed Protection ; Habitat / Wilderness / Preservation ; Climate Change and Energy
Los Angeles Area (incl. Orange County)
Los Angeles County; Los Angeles County ; Orange County
Project Description:

The Urban Forestry, South Los Angeles project will promote stormwater capture, management, water and air pollutant treatment, and it will also increase community access to healthy green spaces by planting over 200 trees in the next two-year period. California Greenworks (CGW) will use the grant to plant and maintain 35 trees which will help the Ballona Creek stormwater catchment and help reduce air particulate and water pollutants in historically underserved communities. Grant funds will be specifically used for tree purchasing and maintenance. The objectives of the program are to: 1) address environmental justice issues, 2) mitigate air and water pollutants in underserved communities, 3) address historical urban blight. Success will be evaluated through community participation, pollutant measurements, and quality of life surveys. CGW will partner with their local conservation corps to assist with the planting and maintenance of the trees for 3 years, after which time the host city will maintain the trees. CGW will continue tracking water pollution levels in Ballona Creek (especially after storms/significant rain and during extreme heat events) to evaluate water quality improvements as well as the amount of stormwater capture and pollution mitigation per tree.