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.

Visit us at

Los Angeles River Revitalization

23 03 2012

Great video featured in a Huffington Post article about the Los Angeles River.

Also visit the Parks Design and Build page on our website at to see all the parks we have built along the LA River.

Earth Day 2012

23 03 2012

Celebrate Earth Day with North East Trees and California State Parks Foundation on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at Rio de Los Angeles State Park located at 1900 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

We will be taking care of native trees, removing invasive plants and cleaning up the park.

Registration from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and Field work from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Please wear comfortable work clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and wear closed-toe comfortable shoes. Bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and a refillable water container.

Please sign up to volunteer at

For more information please visit us at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Garvanza Park Grand Reopening

12 03 2012

Please join the Honorable Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Dept. of Recreation and Parks, and North East Trees to celebrate the completion of the Garvanza Park Rainwater Capture Facility. The event will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 9:00 am at Gravanza Park – 6240 Meridian Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Please visit us at for more details.


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