Each month, CCSEP meeting agendas revolve around specific Elysian Park topics, including (but not limited to) park projects, the Elysian Park Master Plan, Dodger Stadium, traffic, tree planting, trash cleanups and more.
The public is always welcome to attend during the committee’s general discussions.
Our Board of Directors comprises of committee members and elected officers. Learn more about the makeup of CCSEP here.
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The Victory Memorial Grove in Elysian Park (where we held the CCSEP November 11, 2018 Memorial Tree Planting and Restoration Project) has been included in the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS # # CA-141-A)!
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CCSEP “VW Microbus Float” rolling down Sunset Blvd. in the Echo Park Community Parade yesterday, Saturday, December 8, 2018. It was a lot of fun; dancing to the music behind us; and the crowd was great!
John Cook, driver; in the back: Philip Murphy, Kathleen Murphy, Marilyn “Mimi” Downey, Pamela Burgess, and CCSEP mascot, Buck.
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We’ll be in the parade spreading the word about CCSEP. We’ll certainly be missing our dear friend, Peter Lassen, this year.
Our “float” at the 2017 parade | Photo by Martin Cox
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a restoration, reforestation, and memorial project
PLANT A TREE in Elysian Park in memory of a loved one, to celebrate an event, or to support the environment. Always a moving ceremony.
This year’s tree planting is dedicated to RESTORING the historical Elysian Park WWI Memorial Grove, REMEMBERING and honoring veterans and loved ones, REFORESTING Elysian Park.
DATE: Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Armistice Day, 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I
TIME: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SPEAKER: Courtland Jindra, California World War I Centennial Task Force Co-Director and amateur historian. After the speaker, those planting a tree will be invited to share their thoughts.
LOCATION: Victory Memorial Grove, Elysian Park Drive, LA 90026; parking along Elysian Park Drive
POTLUCK LUNCH at the conclusion of the ceremony. Please bring a dish to share; drinks will be provided.
HOW TO RESERVE A TREE
Holly Oak, Elysian Park WWI Monument
Reserve early. Availability is limited and not all requests can be honored.
TREE SPECIES: Holly Oak (Quercus ilex) pictured
COST: $225 – SOLD OUT!
TO RESERVE: SOLD OUT!
Note: Trees planted in Elysian Park are subject to unpredictable environmental conditions, vandalism and theft, and cannot be guaranteed.
SPONSORED JOINTLY by CCSEP and LA Department of Recreation and Parks
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In celebration of Flag Day, and hosted by Council District 13 office of Mitch O’Farrell along with Courtland Jindra (who was instrumental in restoring the WW1 Memorial in the park last year). This year the restored flagpole is being unveiled near the monument to commemorate the veterans listed on the monument who died in WWI.
The Committee has lent their support to this event, and is also working with RAP to re-plant the Victory Memorial Garden, that is scheduled to take place this fall.
CCSEP is now meeting at the Echo Park Library on Temple Street, from 6 to 8pm the first Wednesday of every month. This move was occasioned by Barlow Hospital’s revocation of our traditional meeting space in Williams Hall. We’ll see you at the Library, and hey—check out a book while you are there!
On January 20, 2018, a group of about two dozen volunteers showed up to replant the area around the Victory Memorial Grove. The California World War One Centennial Task Force, the Hollywood Post 43 of the American :Legion, the Los Angeles-Eschscholtzia Daughters of the American Revolution, and Council District 13 were represented at the planting.
Representing CCSEP were our president Phillip Murphy, and Michael O’Brien. Among the plantings were the native White Sage and Tropical Milkweed, with groundcover plantings of Lantana. The Sage and the Milkweed attract butterflies, with the Milkweed especially attractive to the Monarch Butterfly. So not only is the Memorial beautified, but our native butterflies also are being provided food plants.
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District
Phillip Murphy, CCSEP President
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TrashFreeEarth (TFE) continues to volunteer to clean up the Park! The Elysian Park Cleanup Project is working closely with the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
Due to the size of the Park and the amount of litter, volunteers focus on one section of the Park each month. TFE is dedicated not only to cleaning the park, but to educating visitors to help maintain the Park. Use hashtag #EPCleanupproject for all posts related to this project.
Join this great effort to clean up our Elysian Park!
What To Bring: Comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes (hiking or trail shoes) are recommended. TFE will provide all cleaning supplies.
What To Do: If you are interested in volunteering for any upcoming events, please register through TFE’s Eventbrite page and sign the electronic waiver before the event. Electronic waiver link
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers under 13 years of age must come with an adult.
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