Los Angeles, CA (November 1, 1993)- North East Trees is a nonprofit environmental and youth education organization with a mission “to restore nature’s services to improve the quality of life in resource-challenged communities.” Founded nearly 20 years ago, North East Trees has planted over 30,000 trees, created over 35 parks and other landscape improvements including habitat restoration along the Los Angeles River and across Los Angeles County, and engaged, trained, and employed thousands of local youth to achieve this mission.
Some of their programs include:
1. Urban Forestry – develops urban forestry solutions for agencies and other organizations within a framework that maximizes the net environmental benefits of the urban forest resource. North East Trees participates in the Million Trees LA (MTLA) Campaign through its “Creating Community One Tree at a Time” Initiative; and the Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power Trees for Green LA Project through implementation of this Urban Forestry approach.
2. Urban Parks Development – plans, designs and builds community, neighborhood and river adjacent parks and trails for the purpose of restoring native habitat and creating passive recreation opportunities. Maywood Bike Access Park and the LA River Bikeway Improvements are specific projects of this program.
3. Watershed Rehabilitation – plans, designs and implements watershed improvements with the express purpose of restoring waterways and associated habitat, improving water quality and safely increasing storm water detention. Specific projects within this program area include the Oros Green Street and Hazard Stream-Wetland Restoration projects.
For more information, visit Northeast Trees.