Streets LA Receives Grant From California Natural Resources Agency To Plant 250 Trees For Broadway Manchester – Los Angeles Sentinel Project | Los Angeles Sentry
Streets LA receives grant from California Natural Resources Agency to plant 250 trees for Broadway Manchester project
StreetsLA received a grant of $ 713,804 from the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to be used to plant 250 shade street trees, as part of the Broadway-Manchester Active Transportation Equity Project, located in council district 8.
The Broadway-Manchester project, which has already received a $ 24.9 million grant for the active transportation project, includes a 2.8 mile corridor of underutilized medians on Manchester Avenue from Vermont Avenue to Broadway and on Broadway from Manchester Avenue to Imperial Highway.
The medians will be re-appropriated into a pedestrian path with cultural and recreational facilities and the street trees will provide essential shade, help reduce the urban block effect and improve air and water quality. . The project is currently under design.
“Restoring the tree canopy in South Los Angeles is critical to addressing long-standing health issues in our community,” said board member Marqueece Harris-Dawson. “The Broadway Manchester project represents what can happen when cities work together with residents to reinvent their neighborhoods with equity at the forefront.
These 250 additional trees will punctuate investments made along the Broadway Manchester corridor and help create a living lung alongside projects like Isla Intersections.
“We would like to thank the CNRA for providing this significant funding to plant 250 trees along these areas of Broadway and Manchester to provide shade and district cooling,” StreetsLA said.
Executive Director and Managing Director Adel Hagekhalil. “It’s part of our commitment to equity and increasing forest cover in areas of the city that need it most. CNRA’s Urban Greening Grant program provided $ 28.5 million for 25 projects statewide.
The program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that devotes billions of dollars in cap-and-trade to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment, in particular in disadvantaged communities.