Today marks 40 years since the Los Angeles Times shared a kid’s dream of saving our city and our forests. “Andy vs. the Bureaucratic Deadwood,” by Michael Seiler, touched many thousands of people–especially other kids and grandparents–and moved them to send in their pennies to nurture that dream. Following the publication of the article, the kid’s dream grew into a movement that over the years has engaged, educated, and supported millions of Angelinos in taking action to green and repair their neighborhoods, schools, and the forest watershed surrounding the city.
TreePeople continues to bear the fruit of goodness, clean water, fresh air, empowerment, partnerships with other organizations and government… And, on our 40th anniversary, a newly energized dream of a vibrant, resilient, climate-safe Los Angeles. Thank you, L.A., for making and being TreePeople.
Check out our historic timeline to see more vintage photos from the last 40 years: www.treepeople.org/history
Learn how you can volunteer with TreePeople: www.treepeople.org/volunteer