Kevin Nagaishi provides guidance to Marshall High School students who are
helping with SLRC’s Armstrong Avenue community planting event
The skies threatened, but that didn’t keep SLRC’s scheduled planting day on Armstrong Avenue from succeeding in clearing, planting and building communities. Nearly 50 California native and drought-tolerant plants (donated by C & S Nursery and SLRC) were added to the slope adjacent to the pedestrian path near the corner of Armstrong Avenue and Silver Lake Blvd. A ginormous shout-out goes to all of the following, who helped make the day such a success:
- Our community sponsors, Alimento (www.alimentola.com) and L & E Oyster Bar (www.leoysterbar.com)
- Silver Lake Farms (www.silverlakefarms.com) and Plant Systems (www.plantsystems.info) for their help with tools and mulch
- Kathleen Johnson and Julia King, founders of the nearby Meadow Native Garden
- Kevin Nagaishi and his Marshall High School students, who helped lend a hand that day
- Our neighbors on Armstrong Avenue (across the street from the work site)
- Everyone else who helped spread the word and who came out to help that day
- The entire SLRC Board, especially project manager Gabe Mason.
While much was accomplished, much is still left to be done. We have more plants on the way, and will need help weeding, mulching, planting and watering. We will have monthly work days to coincide with those of the Meadow Native Garden, every last Saturday morning of the month (at least through mid-summer). If you’d like to help in this effort, there are at least three things you can do:
1. Come out on a “Last Saturday” to lend a hand
2. Visit the SLRC web site and donate what you can to support these efforts – http://www.silverlakereservoirs.org/donate/
3. Contact the offices of LA City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Mitch O’Farrell and ask that they see that this public city property is maintained by the city (it has not been).
And please check back here for new and updated information on our progress and future events!
Thank You !!
The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy
SLRC Board Member Francis Tran and Project Manager Gabe Mason support the efforts of community volunteers with a truckload of mulch donated by Plant Systems on Hyperion Avenue
SLRC Board Member Rachel Klein helps eager students from Marshall High School plant California native plants on Armstrong Avenue
Thanks to a community of volunteers, a slope of weeds was transformed into new plants and mulch in just a few hours