St. John’s Presbyterian Church to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Los Angeles – October 1, 2006. St. John’s Presbyterian Church today announced that it will plant/maintain 40 trees as part of their St. John’s Planting Day. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). St. John’s Presbyterian Church is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

This community planting day is part of a larger effort to enhance the health of the landmark Moreton Bay Fig Tree on the property and make the campus more usable and inviting for the community. The large and historic fig tree is a City of Los Angeles Cultural Landmark. The tree planting day idea sprouted from a church and community dialog about the historic tree and the National Boulevard streetscape.
Participating with St. John’s are a large variety of community and governmental organizations, including TreePeople, City of Los Angeles, Clover Avenue School community, Mar Vista Community Council, Westside Neighborhood Council, Palms Neighborhood Council, and Westside Village Civic Association.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Jim Lamm. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
St. John’s Presbyterian Church’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 28, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 11000 National Blvd.
Read the full St. John’s Presbyterian Church press release. (PDF)