On October 8, KYCC joined City Plants, LA Sanitation, and Council District 13 to plant trees in Westlake in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! The day brought together organizations and volunteers for a day of climate and community action, while also beautifying our neighborhood with new trees.


With the help of 21 volunteers, 20 new trees were planted around Beverly Blvd. in the Westlake neighborhood. This annual tree planting event has now been taking place for two years in celebration of the month and our beautiful communities here in Los Angeles. 


“The morning was full of energy! With the help of our awesome volunteers, we planted 20 trees in a little piece of Westlake,” says Environmental Services Community Engagement Coordinator, Angelic Perez. “This community was very eager to receive their trees as many vocalized using the bare mediums as their ‘green space’. With proper watering and maintenance, these trees will significantly reduce the heat impact in this area.”

Learn more about the work of KYCC’s Environmental Services here and ways that you can get involved to help beautify our neighborhoods and make them a greener place for all.