• Planting at the nature parkway
  • getting ready to plant at nature parkway
  • cleaning up at nature parkway
  • cleaning up at nature parkway
  • eating after planting
  • Big things happen with small beginnings
  • Save the earth signs
  • Planting at the nature parkway

Members of the Mission Hills Neighborhood Council and community joined with Vitalize SFV on October 12 and November 9 to pick up trash and plant native plants along the Nature Parkway. Located on Devonshire, the Parkway is the only walking path along the Pacoima Spreading Grounds that acts as a confluence for the neighborhoods of Mission Hills, Pacoima, Arleta, Panorama City and North Hills.

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council Treasurer Niranjala Tillakaratne and her husband and Board Member Lokubanda participated in November’s planting. She said, “I am so happy to see the children contributing to take care of the parkway and learn the value of saving our environment.”

After the volunteers cleaned up and planted, the children helped make colorful posters about taking care of the environment and all volunteers were treated to a delicious vegetarian lunch by Guayaba Kitchen.

Vitalize SFV organizes efforts on the second Saturday of each month where you can count on community coming together to enhance the Nature Parkway. Together, as residents of these communities, we can advocate for infrastructure to get installed that brings equitable investment for the people who live here. The nature parkway can make a positive impact on the well-being of our residents and all living things that fly around it. You are invited to come together again on December 14, 10am meeting at Devonwood Park in Mission Hills. Also, please mark your calendars for the 9 year anniversary celebration on January 11, 2020.

Parkway collage

Parkway Collage