New Trees Planted at Melrose Ave. School

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Volunteers planting 16 trees at Melrose Avenue School on Saturday, Nov. 12

In these turbulent and too often divisive times, it’s always refreshing to find activities that bring the community together to improve our shared spaces for the long-term future.  On Saturday, November 12, the students, parents and staff of Melrose Avenue Math, Science and Technology Magnet school did just that – planting 16 trees that will beautify the campus for many years to come.

The project was made possible by what parent beautification team member Sarita Singh called a “generous grant” from Tree People and the Los Angeles Beautification Team, both of which provided training and assistance at Saturday’s event. Singh said, “We have been working with TreePeople and LABT for a year to get this project to fruition. This grant is only available to Title 1 schools and we were fortunate enough to find out about it just in the nick of time.”

Pink’s Hot Dogs and Trader Joe’s also got involved on Saturday, with food donations for the volunteers (Pink’s family members are Melrose Ave. School alumni, according to Singh.)

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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