Preservation of Energy & Natural Resources, Beautification,
Recycling, Forestry and Animal Protection
WE RECYCLE! - SEE OUR RECYCLING PROGRAM PAGE! All of our members recycle cans, bottles & plastic at both Club events & meetings, as well as our own households on a daily basis. Our Club also collected wine bottles for a District event, egg cartons for Bailey Care Center, towels & blankets for animal shelters, manufacturer coupons for Military, greeting cards for St. Jude’s, toiletries for DVAC and battered women’s shelters, retired eyeglasses for Beeve Foundation, disposal of used batteries, yarn for supplying chemo caps, cancelled postage stamps for TUBFRIM, Campbell’s soup labels and box tops for Education.
Pennies for Pines (acres of trees planted in Calif. National forests)
National Arbor Day
Foothill & Glendale Grafitti & Paint Out & Clean Up
Pasadena & Glendale Humane Society collections/support
Homeless Homer Project
National Wildlife Federation donation
Sea Otter & Dolphin protection
Care Bears for fire depts. to comfort children during frightening situations
The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, Rosemont Preserve
Theodore Payne Foundation
Collections for Animal Shelters
Members gather items for animals as an ongoing project, such as blankets and towels, to take them to local animal shelters during the year. One member and her husband take them to local animal shelters during the year and members make additional monetary donations. Other items collected were dog and cat food, leashes, baby receiving blankets for new puppies & kittens, and an automatic water dispenser. One member purchases soft blankets and takes time to cut them into smaller squares and sews edges on them to go in the doggy beds. Beneficiaries of these items have included Glendale Humane Society, Friends for Life, Canoga Park Humane Society & DELTA Rescue. Let us know if you have any of these items and you would like to donate them.
One of the perks of living in Crescenta Valley is all of the trees that line the streets and parks. Maybe it is because CV is at the base of a national forest, but there is a natural respect in the area for nature. A law was passed to protect oak trees. When a new business owner was preparing to chop a Moreton Bay Fig tree down, residents protested and the tree was saved. The community gave a collective sigh of relief when the smoke cleared from the Station Fire and revealed the oak tree at Deukmejian Park still stood. Crescenta Valley understands the importance of trees and their historical importance to the California ecosystem. It is that respect for nature that brings out volunteers, led by C.V. Town Council, to recognize and celebrate Arbor Day. The event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor, Mike Antonovich. Our annual commemoration of Arbor Day at Two Strike Park gives us an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of trees. Arbor Day began in the 1800s when journalist J. Sterling Morton moved from Detroit to Nebraska. Through his writing, he began a campaign to plant trees across the state and championed what would become Arbor Day. As is tradition, the Town Council plants a tree for Arbor Day. One of our members is on the Board of the Town Council and spent hours in preparation for the event and spoke to the crowd about the History of Arbor Day. Our Club provided an art project and handed out club information packets.