South Pas Woman's Club Urges Donations for Reforestation Project
|<b>March 23, 2016</b> - The Woman's Club of South Pasadena is building support for a tree-planting program in the Angeles National Forest.|
|South Pasadena Review|
|The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena urges the community to support their 2016 “March of Pines,” fund raising drive. The drive is held in conjunction with the Club’s ongoing support for the Penny Pines – Plant a Tree Reforestation program, sponsored by the United States Forest Service.|
The Penny Pines program began in 1941 to help conserve, maintain, and replant national forests in California that had been devastated by natural and man-caused fires, pests and disease. California’s ongoing drought has been particularly stressful to the forest. Donations are used for purchase of seedlings, site preparation and actual planting, and are also used to maintain existing tree stands and improve wildlife habitat. Proceeds from the “March of Pines” drive will be donated to the Ranger District in the Angeles National Forest.
The Woman’s Club, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, has a long history of tree preservation. Shortly after its founding in 1899, the club took steps to protect trees from being cut or removed unnecessarily in developing neighborhoods.
They worked with the city in 1911 to establish parkland in the Arroyo Seco and later started a tree-planting program. They supported the city’s first Tree Ordinance in the early 1990s and contribute to the South Pasadena Nature Park located in the Arroyo Seco.
The “March of Pines” fundraising drive will continue throughout this month as part of the Club’s observance of National Arbor Day held each March. Persons interested in supporting the reforestation project may send a check payable to Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, (designate “Penny Pines Project” in memo). Mail to: 1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena.
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Arroyo Seco Foundation, PO Box 91622, Pasadena, CA 91109-1622 (323) 405-7326 email@example.com