Feel Great, Plant a Tree

The Rose Park South neighborhood planting will  be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 .

Rose Park South Neighborhood Tree Planting

In Memory of Douglas and Scottie Hinkey

Saturday, March 18, 2017

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location:

7th St. Church (7th and Coronado)

The community is hosting this tree planting in memory of Douglas and Scottie Hinkey. Douglas and Scottie Hinkey were Rose Park neighborhood residents for many years with deep roots in Long Beach.  Scottie was among the inaugural freshman class at the University of California, Irvine. While a student at UCI, she met her beloved husband, Douglas M. Hinkey. Douglas was passionate about art history.  Later in life, Douglas worked with the Museum of Latin American Art and the FHP Hippodrome Gallery.  Douglas authored two books about art in Long Beach — The Art of the RMS Queen Mary and Federal Art in Long Beach: A Heritage Rediscovered.

Scottie donated hundreds of hours to help develop and inspire grassroots neighborhood leaders in Long Beach to make a difference in the community. Scottie served as the President of the Rose Park Neighborhood Association and led the restoration effort of Rose Park. She graduated from the Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2006 and was a founder of the Neighborhood Leadership Program Alumni Support Team.

Scottie served as the community training coordinator at the City of Long Beach Neighborhood Resource Center.

Please join this special event to create a living legacy to celebrate Douglas and Scottie Hinkey:

The trees will be planted with the Sierra Club Long Beach Group in the neighborhood bounded by:

7th Street (north),

4th Street (south),

Redondo Avenue (east), and

Junipero Avenue (west).

The Port of Long Beach has provided funding to plant 6,000 trees in Long Beach neighborhoods through 2020.  Businesses and community groups are partnering with the Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau to provide volunteers at the tree planting events.

Who can participate? 

Volunteers including young people and adults are welcome to join and participate at this event.  Youth can also receive volunteer service hours for participating in this community event.