120 Greeks Plant Trees at New Wetlands Park


120 Greeks Plant Trees at New Wetlands Park
Several students plant trees at the new park in Chino. (photo by Suleyma Andrade)

More than 100 members of the Cal Poly Pomona Greek community gave up a Saturday recently to plant trees at the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park.

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency's wetlands park, which is under construction, is located on a 22-acre site in south Chino. The park is intended to be an educational resource for the Inland Valley, and 120 Greeks from a variety of sororities and fraternities have done a part to bring that to fruition.

Ladies from the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. planted more than 30 trees.

“We were really excited to have had the opportunity to participate in the development of the park especially because we know it will provide the community with a place for recreation, while also being an educational resource,” according to Suleyma Andrade, who is a founding member of the academic sorority. “It is great to know that I'm part of groups, such as LTA and the Greek community at Cal Poly Pomona, that appreciate their surrounding communities and strive for the betterment of them.”

For news coverage of the park and work party visit: http://www.dailybulletin.com/search/ci_5133888