These non-profit groups are key leaders in implementing City Plants and have committed to planting large numbers of trees throughout the City.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is the largest municipal utility in the United States, serving over four million residents. It was founded in 1902 to supply water to residents and businesses in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
LADWP funds trees through its energy efficiency programs. Under California law, every utility must invest money in energy efficiency and reach certain goals. Through this tree planting program, LADWP is investing in the green future of Los Angeles while meeting its requirements to save energy.
City Plants works with seven non-profit groups to plant and give away trees throughout the city.
The LA Conservation Corps ("LA Corps") has been one of the most prolific planters of public space trees in Los Angeles. Over the past 22 years, the LA Corps has engaged more than 20,000 young people in environmental service projects like tree planting to improve the quality of life across greater L.A.
Fuego Tech Fire Rangers
Fuego Tech is a wildland firefighter program that prepares young people ages 18-35 in the City of Los Angeles to become future firefighters. Fuego Tech provides mentoring to develop great work ethics, maintain a positive attitude in life and educate them both physically and mentally to be an important role model within there families and community.
LABT is a grassroots oriented non-profit which works County wide implementing tree planting and other environmental projects in partnership with community members. Their mission is to help build healthy neighborhoods and schools through community capacity building, environmental education, and sustainable physical improvements, and to create job opportunities for at-risk youth.
The Koreatown Youth & Community Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that has been focused on serving the Koreatown and central Los Angeles communities since 1975. KYCC's programs and services are mainly directed towards recently-immigrated, economically-disadvantaged youth and their families who experience difficulties due to language and cultural barriers. KYCC's Environmental Services Unit programs include tree planting, energy and natural resource conservation, recycling, graffiti abatement, and community cleanup events.
North East Trees’ mission is to bring nature back to our urban environment. They were founded in 1989 by Scott Wilson, a retired LAUSD high school teacher. NET focuses on stormwater management, parks design, and watershed rehabilitation, in addition to planting trees in LA neighborhoods with City Plants.
Founded in 1973 by teenagers, TreePeople staff and volunteers have plant trees on city streets, school campuses and the mountains surrounding Los Angeles. They run excellent forestry education classes and work with numerous Citizen Forresters throughout Southern California to encourage people to plant and care for trees. TreePeople's work is about helping nature heal our cities.
A Cleaner Greener East LA
The mission of A Cleaner Greener East LA is to improve the air quality and appearance of disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles by planting an abundance of trees. ACG has already planted many trees with the support of local governments, businesses and residents of the community. We are here to fight the injustice that is air pollution, an insidious plague that is stunting lung growth in our children and causing cancer in our residents.