How to Get Involved Once We Come Back

Hi TreePeople!

We know that it’s been pretty tough these past few weeks and social isolation can be difficult. 

That’s why here at TreePeople, we’re working hard to bring you exciting online programming that will inspire, engage and support you as TreePeople during this time. 

You can find videos, classes and other fun stuff here: https://www.treepeople.org/learnathome

But we’re also working hard in preparation of once again joining with volunteers to make our urban environment more safe, healthy and sustainable. 

We have a great selection of fun and engaging volunteer events and projects for you to take part in once social isolation is over. Here’s what we got in store for you once we come back!


Urban Tree Planting and Care Events

Join us at one of our four urban Bright Spot communities, San Fernando Valley, Watts, Huntington Park, and Southeast LA as we work with residents and community leaders to plant and care for thousands of shade trees along city parkways and parks! 

All of our events begin with a demonstration led by staff to show you the safe and proper way to plant climate-appropriate trees. Planting trees in these communities help to reduce pollution, expand green spaces, and decrease heat in local neighborhoods.


Mountain Restoration

Want to learn about the amazing wildlands of Los Angeles and what we’re doing to protect them? 

Come join our projects in the Angeles National Forest or Santa Monica Mountains to plant native plants and trees and remove invasive plants that contribute to increased wildfires! Protecting these natural areas welcomes back our native wildlife and provides recreation opportunities for all SoCal residents.


Volunteer Supervisor/Community Forester/Outreach Volunteer Training

Interested in getting more involved?? We have award-winning training programs that give you the tools and support to become:

  • Volunteer Supervisor: Volunteers who help staff setup and breakdown planting and care events and make sure other volunteers are having fun planting and caring for trees safely and properly.
  • Outreach Volunteer: Volunteers who join Community Organizers at community fairs and other local public events to engage with residents and speak about getting involved with TreePeople programs.
  • Community Forester: Community members interested in planning and organizing their own tree planting or care events in their neighborhoods. Training is centered around the logistics of planning an event and outreaching to the community.

Eco-Tours

Our popular Eco-Tours take K-12 teachers and students on fun hands-on tours of our headquarters at Coldwater Canyon Park and teach students about the importance of protecting our local environment and natural resources. 

All tours follow California state education standards and include most Next Generation Science Standards while providing grade-appropriate curriculum for classes. 

Each tour inspires children to take an interest in the environment and share what they learn to their friends and family!


Environmental Education

Our Youth Leadership Coordinators work with K-12 teachers and students to bring environmental education and advocacy to schools across the county. 

Some of our programs include:

  • Generation Earth: A county-wide program giving teachers the tools and resources to plan their own environmental service-learning program on their campus or in the community.
  • Eco-Clubs: We help students start and lead their own environmental club at their school and provide support for campus greening projects.
  • Youth Leadership: Youth Leadership Coordinators engage with youth in our urban Bright Spots to connect them to larger tree planting and care events in their community and inspire them to mobilize their friends and neighbors around our movement.

Teams for Trees

Searching for an amazing team-building event for your company or organization? Join us at any of our urban or mountain projects for a private event where you and your coworkers can help make a greener Los Angeles! Past companies include:

  • Disney
  • Southern California Edison
  • Deloitte
  • NBC

And many more!


Moonlight Hikes

Wondering what happens at Coldwater Canyon Park after the sun goes down? Come join us on our monthly Moonlight Hikes, where we meet our nocturnal animal friends and check out the awe-inspiring views of the LA skyline! These hikes are for all experience levels and ages and only cost $5 for non-members and free for members plus three guests. Space is limited so sign up now!


Once Upon a Canyon Night

We can all agree that summers in LA are some of the best on the planet, right? It gets even better when TreePeople hosts Once Upon a Canyon Night! Rotating artists and entertainers perform each weekend in summer at our amphitheater, or mini-Hollywood Bowl, where you can picnic and watch them perform stand-up, script readings, or musical performances. All proceeds benefit TreePeople’s programs. Stay tuned!


We hope you can join us when this is all over; please stay safe and know that we’ll get through this together!

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