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File #: 20-0022    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Willow Springs Park for an Urban Wood Recovery & Utilization Program D7
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/2/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action: 1/7/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Right-of-Entry Permit, and any other necessary documents, with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, a nonprofit corporation, for the use of a 1.1-acre area in Willow Springs Park for a satellite location for an Urban Wood Recovery and Utilization Program, for a term of five years from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024, with the option to renew for one additional five-year term through December 31, 2029, at the discretion of the City Manager. (District 7)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 010720-C-11sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Right-of-Entry Permit, and any other necessary documents, with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, a nonprofit corporation, for the use of a 1.1-acre area in Willow Springs Park for a satellite location for an Urban Wood Recovery and Utilization Program, for a term of five years from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024, with the option to renew for one additional five-year term through December 31, 2029, at the discretion of the City Manager. (District 7)

DISCUSSION
At its meeting on September 19, 2019, the Parks and Recreation Commission recommended to the City Council the approval of a Right-of-Entry Permit with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB) for an Urban Wood Recovery and Utilization Program at Willow Springs Park.

The CCLB was established in 1987 and is one of 13 State Certified Community Conservation Corps programs in California that train and educate youth by coupling state accredited alternative high school curriculum with various conservation projects. These projects may include graffiti removal, habitat restoration, recycling, urban forestry, fire fuel reduction, invasive vegetation treatment, community garden development, and construction to provide marketable work skills, while helping to preserve and restore the local environment.

CCLB approached the City of Long Beach (City) requesting to utilize a 1.1-acre site at Willow Springs Park to operate an Urban Wood Recovery and Utilization Program (Program). The Program will process wood from dead and dying trees harvested from streets, parks, and along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, then mill and repurpose the material into wood products and byproducts that can be used in parks and in industries. Willow Springs Park is a 48-acre passive park located at 2750 Orange Avenue between Orange and California Avenues south of Springs Street, and has various sustainable features (Attachment A). Fifteen acres of the...

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