June 2015 Newsletter
 
 
 
 
The Latest News From The Corps
 
 
 
 

The 2015 Paddle The LA River Season Is Here!

On Thursday, June 4th, we held the official kickoff event for the 2015 Paddle the LA River Season. Councilwoman Nury Martinez from Council District 6, and our partners from Urban Semillas, Pacoima Beautiful and Save the Drop LA joined us at the Sepulveda Basin to launch this year's paddle season and take a leisurely kayak trip down this beautiful stretch of the Los Angeles River.

To see photos from the day, visit our Facebook page. Also, be sure to check out KABC ABC7's coverage of the event!

And of course, if you haven't booked your kayak trip for the summer, visit paddlethelariver.org to buy your tickets TODAY!
 
 
 
     A New Little Green Fingers Garden Has Bloomed!    
        
 
 
On Saturday, May 30th, Little Green Fingers, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, DakeLuna and First 5 LA celebrated the grand opening of East Los Angeles' very first community garden.

Located at the Eastmont Community Center, this garden is the sixth of eight planned community gardens for the Little Green Fingers program which strives to provide healthy food access for families in neighborhoods that are officially considered food desert communities.

Special thanks to the Los Angeles Neighorhood Land Trust, First 5 LA, DakeLuna and the University of California Cooperative Extension program who have and continue to work alongside families to bring each and every one of our gardens to life.

We'd also like to thank Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis' office and Cynthia Harding, Interim Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health for joining us for this wonderful celebration!

To see more photos from the grand opening, check out our Facebook page!

 
 
 
Need Help Disposing of Your E-Waste?
 
 
 
The LA Conservation Corps can help! We will be holding e-waste dropoff days to help Angelenos safely and responsibly dispose of their unused electronics. Join us on one of the following days:

  • Saturday, June 27th at 1020 S. Fickett Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
  • Saturday, July 11th at 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

We will be collecting your e-waste on both days from 8:30am to 1:30pm. For more information, please contact Karla Ramos at kramos@lacorps.org.
 
 
 
 

Little Green Fingers Puts Down Roots in Wilmington

As if the Eastmont Community Garden grand opening wasn't exciting enough, the Little Green Fingers team, partners, residents and volunteers have been very busy building the seventh of eight planned Little Green Fingers gardens in Wilmington!

Over the last month, Baby Buggy's "Friends of Baby Buggy" volunteers, residents and even Councilman Joe Buscaino from Council District 15 have lent a helping hand to get this garden ready for residents and their children.

We are also happy to announce that we've solidified a partnership with Potential Industries, Inc. A vertically integrated recycling company located in Wilmington, with close-knit ties to local organizations, Potential Industries will provide ongoing support for the garden and its residents. We look forward to a prosperous and productive working relationship with them. Thank you, Potential Industries, for your investment in this garden and in the health of Wilmington residents!

Be sure to check out our Little Green Fingers Facebook page for photos from the community garden build days!
 
 
 
 
 
The LA Conservation Corps' primary mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community. 
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