Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Holds Watershed Restoration Tree Planting Event

Volunteers Hard at Work

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) held another watershed restoration event on Saturday, October 13th.  The program events often draw numerous San Gabriel Valley residents – introducing environmental awareness to environmental stewards of all ages and helping local students earn community service hours. 

Approximately 140 volunteers met at the San Gabriel Canyon Environmental Education Center on October 13, 2012 and planted over 1,400 saplings.  After the saplings develop stronger roots and grow a little more, they will be moved to different parts of the San Gabriel Mountain range where they will be planted to help sustain and restore the local watershed. 

The Watershed Restoration Program is a partnership between the Upper District and the United States Forest Service. Since 1991 the program has helped to maintain the San Gabriel River Watershed by reducing the negative impacts of fires, invasion of non-native vegetation and heavy recreational use. The program’s goal is to work toward restoring and preserving the watershed in the San Gabriel Mountains, which directly impacts the quality and quantity of our local water supply. 

The Upper District will hold another watershed restoration event on Saturday November 3, 2012.