On Dec. 3, Intersections South LA published an article regarding KYCC’s Environmental Services efforts to plant trees throughout South Los Angeles. KYCC recently received a $330,000 grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to plant over 1,000 trees within the next four years. KYCC plans to use the grant money to maintain the health of these trees and address any other community concerns that may arise.

“KYCC is qualified to mitigate these potential issues because the organization has been involved in tree planting efforts since 1999, and has expertise in selecting the right tree species and planting them in the right places to ensure they won’t damage sidewalks.” KYCC will attempt to improve the community while alleviating the concerns of the residents of these neighborhoods. “The benefits of having densely planted trees include reduction of energy costs, creation of shade, and the beautification of neighborhoods,” the article states.

KYCC’s Environmental Services teams start the day at six a.m., seven days a week.  We believe that our dedication and support for inspired community actions is the most effective way to achieve meaningful and sustainable environmental change. Together, we are creating safe, healthy and beautiful neighborhoods. Read more about KYCC’s Environmental Services here!