July General Meeting & Training

June 12th General Meeting and Training Opportunity

West Coast Arborists (WCA) are hosting the meeting and training at their Anaheim facility.  The title for the training session is "Urban Wood - Why Knot?"  Join us to learn about the national urban wood movement and how California's West Coast Arborists, Inc. is leading the charge to repurpose trees with purpose through their Street Tree Revival recycling program.

John Mahoney is the training instructor. At the intersection of power tools and creativity, John Mahoney found his niche – turning otherwise forgotten urban green waste into dazzling works of art. Born into a family of tree workers, arborists, and creatives, it was no mystery that Big John would find himself carving his own legacy into the Urban Forest just as his dad did before him. Chainsaw carving at the age of 22 John started witnessing the emotional connection people displayed with something that could have so easily become mulch or firewood.

Enveloped in sawdust and entrenched in the competitive beard world, John found himself at a crossroads between one-off artistic ventures and a desire for a greater purpose – to raise awareness of the importance and value of this precious bioresource from its carbon capturing capabilities to its unique, unrivaled beauty. This practice has turned into a mission of salvaged wood stewardship. Today he oversees Street Tree Revival, an Urban Wood Recycling program founded by West Coast Arborists, inc. California’s top tree maintenance and management company for communities that care about trees.

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April Luncheon Meeting

April Luncheon Meeting

Honoring Administrative Professionals is the theme for our April 12, 2022, luncheon meeting at the "Castaway Restaurant" in Burbank, California. We have arranged this luncheon to recognize our Administrative Professionals' contributions in the workplace and express our appreciation in a quality way. We selected the Castaway Restaurant from a list of venues because it lies comfortably in the hills with breathtaking views of the Valley and Los Angeles Skyline. The prearranged meal will be both hot and cold Hors D'oeuvres, a succulent mixed green salad, a choice from two sandwiches, a New York Cheesecake dessert, and a variety of beverages.  

We are now accepting registrations and can only accept them until April 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  Reservations for the event are required - we cannot accept walk-ins at the event.


March General Meeting & Training Opportunity

March 8th General Meeting and Training Opportunity

Please mark your calendar and join us for this in-person meeting to be held at the City of Buena Park’s City Yard.

The training subject will be “Stormwater Prevention Pollution Program or SWPPP,” taught by Howard Schall from Earthsavers Erosion Control.  He will discuss the basics of accomplishing a practical SWPPP, teaching general construction, Best Management Practices, and products.  Howard will highlight various standard products used in the industry, typical installations, the purpose for SWPPP, and maintenance.

Instructor Howard Schall is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).


February General Meeting and Training Session

February General Meeting and Training Session

The General Meeting and training session will be hosted by Vice President, Christopher Ortiz with the City of El Monte.  The meeting location is at the City of El Monte's "Lambert Park Auditorium."  The address is 11431 McGirk Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732-1822.  Christopher's staff will post directional signs with MSA on them to guide our guests to the auditorium. 

Catered Meal:
TACOS! Chicken, Carne Asada, El Pastor and Quesadillas (with all the fixings) and Rice, Beans, and Drinks.

COVID concerns: the courtyard has two sets of double doors that can be opened to allow fresh air if needed.

This workshop will be conducted by April Galindo.  She is extensively trained and experienced in the industrial industry, equipment, and applications.  This training session is suitable for maintenance employees, treatment plant operators, project engineers, superintendents, collection systems managers, and plant managers.  
Attendees will learn about:

•  Pump 101
•  Common Terms
•  How to Read a Pump Curve
•  Basic Diesel Pump Information

About the Instructor 
April Galindo is a Senior Sales Representative with “Rain For Rent” which serves the Los Angeles area.  She has been in the industry for over 15 years and is a graduate of the University of La Verne.




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Downey, CA

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