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EPIAn Ways April 2003

EPIAn Ways April 2003

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Published by: Echo Park Improvement Association on Jul 13, 2010
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Echo Park Improvement Association
 Meets at 7 p.m. the 1st Thursday of each Monthin Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital 2000 Stadium Way in Elysian Park
It was a lovely Februaryweekend as we met at CentralCity Action Committee tohead over to TreePeople toget our fruit trees for theannual EPIA Fruit TreeGiveaway. On Saturday at9am about 12 volunteers,including 6 young peoplefrom Central City ActionCommittee, set off to preparethe 135 bare root fruit treesof several varieties that werebeing donated by TreePeople.We met our friend LindaEremita, Nursery Manager atTreePeople, and she gave usour instructions. About half ofthe volunteers were taughthow to prune the young trees.It was important to knowwhich variety had a centralleader, and which did not so that you pruned themcorrectly. The rest of us soaked old newspapers inwater, wrapped the roots, bagged them in plastic,and got them ready for transport. All in all, with somany returning volunteers, we finished in just 2hours. The trees were packed in the vans, and wereturned to the 'hood to our favorite LAPD Drop inCenter to store the trees overnight.Sunday morning, as we arrived to open the gates,we had folks waiting. There was a big rush to pick upthose trees. Things settled down, more volunteerscame to help with the distribution and we passed outthe trees with a steady stream of people coming overthe next several hours. A number of people stoppedby to find out what we were doing and we actually hada waiting list for unclaimed trees. Only 4 treesremained at the end of the day, and we closed up,ending another great tree giveaway.I would like to thank everyone who came out.
Steven Arthur, Lynn Barbé, Susan Borden, Phyllis
Lundine, Bill Campbell, Suzanne Kimbrough, IdaPotash, Margarita Fernandez, Maria Gonzalez, andDeborah Perrin from EPIA. Jackie, Xenia, Sandra,Miriam, William, Dario, Paul, and Pedro from CentralCity Action Committee.I would also like to thank the LAPD, Officer LouFord from Rampart, Officer Sonia Grace fromNortheast and the officers who came to the Drop inCenter on Saturday and Sunday to open and close thedoors for us.I can't wait 'til next year.
FRUIT TREE GIVEAWAY SUCCESS
 
EPIA and Central City Action Committee volunteers ready to prepare trees at TreePeople nursery
by Kate Bernstein
 
 
 
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Echo Park Lake Support Group
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 Judith Hansen
 
Ten concrete benches are about to be delivered tothe north end of the Lake, the result of aneighborhood Matching Fund Grant awarded toEPIA's Lake Support Group. The group walked theLake with Department of Recreation and Parksrepresentatives recently to determine best possiblesites for placement. The area around the playequipment area was determined most in need, with afew benches going to the area overlooking the Lotuspond. A work party is planned to welcome thebenches and to disseminate educational informationabout crucial problems at the lake.The first Floating Aqua Garden is in production.Watch for a large floating wetlands area to appear inthe middle of the lake with the intended purpose ofimproving the water quality. How will it affect thebeauty and use of the Lake? This is a trial model.Starting about now, the Lake starts gettingspruced up for the Summer's Lotus Festival. Noticethe re-seeding of grass on the island and annualsplanted to provide colorful spots of color at the eastand north ends of the park. The Support Group hasbeen lobbying for fewer annuals, and instead a movetowards drought resistant native plants. We've beenpressuring Rec and Parks for more pampas grass tobe planted on the island to provide shelter for birdsand their eggs, and for making the island moreattractive.The PAB (Park Advisory Board) is considering newsignage for the Lake. Badly needed are signsreminding users that dumping of food on the groundfor the ducks is harmful to their well-being andcreates fouled water, that bicycles are not to beridden on the footpaths, and that any garbage shouldbe put into cans. These are the basics to making thepark enjoyable for users.By next Fall a group from the EPIA should have aneducational package created to take to Logan andPlascencia schools.The Lake Support Group is very much in need ofadditional people who are interested in the Lake.Please call (213) 250-5353 if interested.

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