This past Saturday, April 16, 2019, Helix Water District joined the City of El Cajon and community volunteers at Hillside Park for the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration.

Under the “Helix Helps” program, Helix employees, families and friends volunteer to support the many communities that the district serves. This past Saturday, Helix Help volunteers were trained on proper tree planting techniques before heading out to help plant 20 trees in the park surrounding Hillside Recreation Center, located at 840 Buena Terrace in El Cajon.

The district also provided information on selecting low-water trees and tree watering schedules at its informational booth, alongside San Diego Gas & Electric and West Coast Arborists who provided free tree seedlings. Visit our trees page for more information on selecting and caring for trees.

This is the 22nd year that the City of El Cajon has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.