Burbank area’s urban forest set to receive helping hand

December 3, 2018 by  

Planting a forest can offer many advantages in an urban environment. The trees help remove pollutants from the air, prevent erosion, provide habitats for wildlife and add beauty to the landscape, and this is the impetus behind a project planned for the Burbank area.

Parents and kids alike are invited to be part of an initiative that has a goal of installing at least 20,000 trees each year in and around Los Angeles. This day of environmental action will see 40 trees planted at the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, and anyone who would like to lend a hand is welcome.

The supplies needed to add the saplings to the grounds of the rec center will be provided, and while they work, the assembled group can chat and get to know others in their area who care about the environment. Since a task like this can work up quite an appetite, breakfast and lunch will be served to the workers, and they can all walk away knowing they have done a good turn for their community.

A grassroots activity like this can be a lot of fun for those who come out. Tees, hats, sunglasses, and other items supplied by area print shops that can be worn by the project leaders. This will allow them to stand out and be easy to find.

The Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center, which can be found at 14201 Huston Street, will be getting this upgrade on February 23. Anyone who would like to register to volunteer can do via Eventbrite.