On Thursday, April 22nd, more than 20 members of the Culver City Woman’s Club (each one masked and socially distancing) met at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area to walk around the lake to raise money for the California Penny Pines Reforestation program. Money was donated to sponsor the walkers and more than $1,000 was raised which will fund several acres of replanting. The Reforestation program was started in 1941 by a women’s organization in San Francisco. Seedlings could be purchased for a penny each, hence the name “Penny Pines”. At that time the Forest Service paid for the cost of site preparation and planting, while donations paid for the seedlings to be planted. In 1964 it was decided that funds collected under the Penny Pines program would be used for reforestation costs other than just for purchasing the seedlings. These funds are now used for site preparation and and planting of the seedlings after a fire, as well as maintenance of existing trees.
For information about the Culver City Woman’s Club, please call Barbara at 310-391-2098.
Photo Credit Alie Miks