The DLANC Sustainability Committee meets on the First Tuesday of every month at the Central Public Library.
Our committee chairs host office hours and neighborhood stakeholders gather for project workshops
to help advance several community-driven initiatives - for Downtown Los Angeles.

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2009 Project 2: Tree Planting

SAVE THE DATE: Planting Day October 24, 2009 from 8:30am-Noon
Skid Row Tree Planting Project
Phase 1: Alameda Corridor Planting
For more information, click here.

Check out the recommended tree species by the LACC. See the species to be planted in this LA Times article or do a websearch for Fern Pine Trees (Podocarpus macrophylla).

Create a tree planting initiative that maps opportunities for new street trees downtown and set a realistic goal for number of trees planted in 2009 and key areas of the neighborhood with the greatest need. (Project Lead: Gunnar Hand, Chair AZ Hand)

EDUCATION: Develop outreach material highlighting the importance of trees downtown and the benefits of shade.

OUTREACH: Engage volunteer participation in the mapping and tree planting efforts and connect with community partners for assistance with implementation and maintenance.

ADVOCACY: Develop the framework for an ongoing effort to introduce more trees to downtown Los Angeles. Support city initiatives to plant more trees. Encourage planting of Fruit Trees in Downtown.

Check out our latest update for our community partners.

Community Partners:
Council District 9 - Jan Perry
Council District 14 - Jose Huizar
Department of Recreation & Parks
Department of Water & Power
Million Trees LA
Rotary Club of Los Angeles Morning
LA Conservation Corps
Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

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10.12.2009 Meeting with Los Angeles Conservation Corps
08.28.2009 Meeting with Los Angeles Conservation Corps
07.24.2009 Meeting with State Senator Gil Cedillo's Office
07.07.2009 Meeting with Supervisor Gloria Molina's Office
06.18.2009 Meeting with CCEA - Central City East Association
06.12.2009 Meeting with California Assemblyman John Perez Field Office
05.22.2009 Meeting with Los Angeles Conservation Corps

GOOD NEWS! The DLANC Sustainability Committee, LACC, and CCEA met with Lisa Sarno of the Million Trees LA Initiative on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. At the meeting, MTLA agreed to designate the Alameda Corridor portion of our project as a Signature Project. As such, all the trees along the Alameda Corridor will be planted with 24 as opposed to 15 gallon trees.