Councilmember Johnson to host tree-planting, cleanup near 405

Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson will host a tree-planting and neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, April 23 from 9am to noon, at 33rd Street and Pasadena Avenue. The project, funded by an Air Quality Management District grant, will involve community volunteers, Graner Oil, and Oil Operators, Inc. to plant 37 trees between residences and the 405 Freeway.  
“I’m happy that we are able to add another layer of protection for those living so near a constant source of air and noise pollution,” Johnson said. “With these new trees, not only will we be helping to reduce the sound of traffic, but we will be creating a green barrier to filter harmful particulates out of the air so that families can breathe cleaner air.”
Graner Oil will be greening its property at that location and will be supplying 27 trees for planting. “We recognize and value the importance of being a partner within the community,” said Rob Graner, president of Graner Oil.
Kevin Laney, president of Oil Operators Inc., said, “This kind of collaboration with the community adds so many layers of positive growth.”
“This is a great example of how public and private entities can work together to achieve great things for our community,” Johnson said.

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