The City of La Mesa is holding its 14th annual Park Appreciation Day this Saturday, November 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Harry Griffen Park. 

Every year the city invites the community to help beautify local parks. This year, join neighbors and Helix Helps employee volunteers to help plant 200 trees at Harry Griffen Park, located at 9550 Milden Street in La Mesa. All ages are welcome.

The event will help the city increase its urban tree canopy, which is one of its climate action plan goals. Trees improve air and water quality, reduce heat island effects and provide important natural habitats.

You can show up at the park on event day or go to the city’s Park Appreciation Day webpage in advance to sign the required waiver. All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and shovels.

Under the Helix Helps program, Helix employees, families and friends volunteer their time to help support the communities the district serves. Follow us on Twitter to learn about upcoming Helix Helps events.