The City of Paramount is excited to announce that 70-100 new trees will be planted in the community thanks to an Urban & Community Forestry grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (or CAL FIRE).
Paramount is a partner of the California Urban Forests Council (CalUFC), which applied for and received the grant funding. Previously, CalUFC funding has supported tree-planting projects in Paramount in 2016 and 2017. CaUFC has planted over 8,000 trees through funding from this grant program and partnering with cities all across the state.
“Planting trees in our community will make our local environment healthier while beautifying our community,” said Paramount Mayor Peggy Lemons. “We are grateful to CAL FIRE for the funds for these trees and to the California Urban Forests Council for their partnership in this project.”
When the trees are received, members of the community will be invited to help with the planting in the City’s parks, medians and parkways. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the planting of the trees is currently delayed to Spring 2022.
For future details regarding the tree-planting, please continue to visit www.paramountenvironment.org, where additional information will be posted as it becomes available.