AB&I Foundry and the Alameda County Illegal Dumping Project team up with County Supervisor, Nate Miley, for a massive tree planting project in East Oakland.
Supervisor Miley’s Tree Planting Initiative to Beautify Oakland is a collaborative effort to will improve the city’s air quality and deter illegal dumping in the neighborhood.
“Illegal dumping is a plague on our community, and we all have a role to play in addressing it,” said Supervisor Nate Miley. “We are pleased to partner with an organization like AB&I Foundry who values their community through sustainability efforts.”
AB&I Foundry employees planted 95 trees between the railroad tracks, Railroad Avenue and Brookfield Village.
“Our efforts in the initiative connects natural resources to urban areas. People will be able to reap the benefits from trees which provide shade, remove air pollutants, reduce storm water run-off and provide aesthetic benefits,” said Zeydi Gutierrez, Director of Community Relations at AB&I Foundry.
Alongside AB&I Foundry, local organizations including Argent Materials, The Beautification Council, McGuire and Hester, and Trees for Oakland Flatlands, assisted Supervisor Nate Miley to implement the beautification initiative.