PresentationS + Workshops + Surveys & Links

4 08 2014


North East Trees is working with the Baldwin Hills Conservancy on a grant given by the California Natural Resources Agency to work on the La Brea Corridor Planning Study. The project is focused on envisioning a greenbelt trail along the S. La Brea Ave. corridor between Exposition Blvd & Stocker St. in South Los Angeles. This urban trail would connect Jim Gilliam Recreation Center, Kenneth Hahn State Regional Park, and Norman O. Houston Park to surrounding communities and provide park access to neighborhoods who currently do not have access. We encourage participation from members of the Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, West Adams, and all surrounding communities to participate in this planning study.

Originally posted on La Brea Corridor Planning Study:

The S. La Brea Ave. corridor @ Jim Gilliam Recreation Center

The S. La Brea Ave. corridor @ Jim Gilliam Recreation Center

The meeting scheduled for Aug. 2nd has been postponed and is now scheduled for Sat. Sept. 6th @ 9:30am and will be a part of the ECWANDC Sept. agenda.
The following is the revised and updated community presentation and workshop scheduled for the next few months, please join us!
Community presentations are scheduled for:
Sat. September 6th @ 9:30am- ECWANDC town hall meeting
Wed. September 17th – (Back to back meetings are scheduled for this day) – Baldwin Village Gardens 5:30-7:30pm Baha’i Center room A & Baldwin Village Community in Action 5:30-7:30pm Jim Gilliam Recreation Center
Community Workshops are scheduled for:
Wed. September 24th @ 6-8pm – Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area meeting room
Wed. October 15th @ 6-8pm – Baldwin Hills Library
Thank you for following up, we look forward to having you join us throughout…

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La Brea Corridor Planning Study Surveys

18 07 2014

The La Brea Corridor Planning Study surveys are now live, please fill one out and help us to find the best solutions to some of the connectivity, and access issues along the S. La Brea Avenue corridor between Exposition Blvd. & Stocker St.

Here are the links to the surveys:
General Survey:

Pedestrian/Bike Survey:

The picture illustrates where the sidewalk ends at the SW corner of Jim Gilliam Recreation Center and S. La Brea Avenue.

Here are the links to our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account for more information.

Where the sidewalk ends on S. La Brea Ave. on the SW corner of Jim Gilliam Recreation Center.

Where the sidewalk ends on S. La Brea Ave. on the SW corner of Jim Gilliam Recreation Center.

La Brea Corridor Planning Study

30 06 2014

North East Trees received a grant from the State’s Natural Resources Agency to conduct a planning study focused on the S. La Brea Ave. corridor from the intersection at Exposition Blvd. to Stocker St. The study will explore the possibility of creating park-to-park connections (between Jim Gilliam Recreational Center on the north, Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area on the west, and Norman O. Houston on the south at Stocker St.), equity in access to open space opportunities, and the possibility of preserving, expanding and restoring native habitat.

Not only will this plan examine access, connections and habitat, it will build upon the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority’s Park to Playa project, the Baldwin Hills Park Master Plan, and West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park community plan, as well as other already existing and proposed transportation and open space improvements. This planning study will play a major role in helping to create a cohesive recreational trail network in southwest Los Angeles.


The La Brea Corridor Planning Study will explore the development of a regional trail that provides park-to-park access, promotes neighborhood connections to open space, and links to existing and planned trail networks while restoring native habitat.


Access & Connections

  • Park-to-park connections + connections to existing and planned trail networks
  • Equity in access to open space
  • Preserve, expand & improve native habitat

Community Involvement / Participation

  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
  • Community meetings/workshops
  • Surveys
  • Public Outreach – schools + community events + community partnerships + internet

In order to achieve the project goal, North East Trees has partnered with the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, several community groups, government agencies, schools and non-profit organizations. Stakeholder and community involvement is instrumental to the overall success of this planning study. A technical Advisory Committee was created to help guide the direction of the project, as well as to help ensure balanced, unbiased, and representative participation.

Technical Advisory Committee members include representatives from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Councilman Bernard Parks, Councilman Herb Wesson Jr., Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks, Jim Gilliam Recreation Center, Baldwin Hills Estate Homeowners Association, Baldwin Village Gradens, Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Council, Veronica St. Block Club, Cameo Woods, Baldwin Vista, Hillcrest Elementary School, Marlton School, Windsor Hills Math-Science-Aerospace magnet School, Baldwin Hills Conservancy,Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, Walk n’Rollers, Community Health Councils, and the Safe Routes to School Partnership.


La Brea Corridor Planning Study Scope -> So. CA. -> Los Angeles County -> Los Angeles City -> Baldwin Hills



La Brea Corridor Planning Study Project Location


Looking Down @ S. La Brea Ave. and Jim Gilliam Recreation Center from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area


S. La Brea Ave. @ SW corner of Jim Gilliam Recreation Center looking south


For more information or to get involved email us at

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Grand Opening at Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

7 12 2012


Join NET and the City of Glendale as we celebrate the opening of this beautiful new park along the Los Angeles River!

December 12, 2012

10:30 a.m.

Corner of Paula Ave. and Garden St., Glendale

For more information please call (818) 548-3372

The bioswale at work!

The bioswale at work!

Volunteer Event at Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Park

7 08 2012

Residents of Northeast Los Angeles Hope to See More Investment in Water Conservation

8 05 2012


Here in Los Angeles, we live in a climate where every drop of water counts and we also need to protect our rivers and oceans from the pollutants that can be carried by stormwater runoff. Rain gardens, and other stormwater collection solutions like rain barrels, can help us capture water to irrigate our gardens and prevent pollutants from reaching our bodies of water.

Over the past several months NET, with funding from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, has been holding and attending events throughout Los Angeles Council District 14 to spread the word. NET staff visited schools, libraries, and farmers’ markets to share information with the community. Over 500 people were reached through this effort. Additionally, we were able to collect surveys from a portion of the community members we outreached to.

Through our survey, we learned that there is broad community interest in rain gardens, water conservation, and preventing stormwater runoff. 100% of respondents indicated that they think water conservation, protecting our local water supplies, and cleaning and reducing stormwater runoff is important and that they would like to see more local investment in water savings projects. Many were interested in constructing a rain garden on their property, volunteering to build a rain garden in the community, and seeing rain gardens installed in public right of ways. Of those who indicated that they would like to see more local investment in water savings projects, 92% said they would like to see rain gardens in public right of ways and 68% would definitely and 28% would maybe like to construct rain gardens on their own property.

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This outreach project demonstrates that the CD 14 community is interested in working to conserve water and reduce pollution. North East Trees looks forward to continuing to stress these goals through our work in community outreach, urban forestry, and parks design/build.


To view our brochure and PowerPoint presentation about stormwater runoff and rain gardens visit our Facebook page.

Remember to Join us for Earth Day Tomorrow – April 14th

13 04 2012

It will be cool, but the rain will have made the conditions just right for tree planting and invasive removal. Registration starts at 8:00 am, and work starts at 9:00 am. Please wear sturdy closed shoes and dress warm. We are looking forward to a fun day of tree planting and nurturing our park with you.

The park address is Rio de Los Angeles State Park, 1900 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Come in from the Macon Street gate and we will be signing up at the picnic table next to the community center.

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