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Rosemead High, volunteers finish pollinator bio swale project

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Students of Rosemead High School and community volunteers from around Los Angeles County finished a pollinator bio swale along Rosemead Boulevard on Rosemead High School campus on May 21.

Bio-swales are a water harvesting technique used to charge deep groundwater for trees by catching and storing rain. Planting Bio-Swales supports pollinators and helps trees survive periods of drought, announced Elizabeth Christy of Eco Urban Gardens.

This event was sponsored and hosted by Eco Urban Gardens, Breathe Southern California and Climate Cents, for the Blue Sky LA campaign.           

Breathe Southern California gave Live Oak tree saplings for community members to plant to  improve air quality and overall environmental health. Live Oak trees absorb particulates from the air that helps provide cleaner air in the environment. 

Christy said thank you to Rosemead High School for its commitment to climate action and sustainability by having a Best of Thymes Garden Club and Panthers Farm.

Volunteers also had fun harvesting food from Panther Farm and taking the food home.

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