As we kick off a new year, we want to reflect on some of the great work that happened in 2014. We want to express a big thank you to Southern California Edison for their support in 2014 for two great projects: Park Champions and Summer Learning.
Park Champions Southern California Edison supported 33 Park Champions projects across the Southern California Edison territory in 2014. Their generous financial assistance helped provide tools, plants, building materials and lunches for many volunteer projects including: 10 workdays at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (habitat restoration & landscaping), 9 workdays at Rio de Los Angeles State Park (habitat restoration & landscaping), 7 workdays at Chino Hills State Park (trail building), 4 workdays at Mount San Jacinto State Park (trail building), and one workday each at Carpinteria State Beach (invasive plant removal and general clean-up), Channel Coast State Beach (repainting lifeguard headquarters), and Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (painting and carpentry).
Summer Learning Southern California Edison also helped expand the day and overnight camping opportunities to youth in the Summer Learning program through the purchase of much needed outdoor equipment and teaching aides for park interpreters. The expansion of the day and overnight camping opportunities was possible in four of the Summer Learning program locations in Southern California: LA, Whittier, San Bernardino and Santa Ana. The grant also paid for four bus trips for LA’s Best to go camping at San Clemente. Thanks for a great year, Edison!