Featured Photo:  Some of the Helix employees, retirees, and their families and friends who helped planted trees at Harry Griffen Park this past Saturday as part of the Helix Helps volunteer program. 

Helix Helps headed out to Harry Griffen Park last Saturday, November 9, for the City of La Mesa’s 14th annual Park Appreciation Day.

The city put on a great event, with over a hundred volunteers showing up to plant 200 trees throughout the park. Certified tree arborists gave everyone a step-by-step lesson in tree planting, from digging to mulching, and remained on hand to help volunteers as they got to work.

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

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.

Below: Helix Water District and City of La Mesa volunteers and representatives.