Nursery owner donates lots of green to beautify Pico Rivera

first_img Officials said the greenery will help the city look its best during the upcoming Community Pride Day, which is slated for April 14. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA — City parks and recreation coordinator Efrain Lee was looking for donations of plants, trees and other greenery for an upcoming citywide beautification project. Pico Rivera resident Julian Damas, meanwhile, was trying to donate some of the inventory from his Bellflower nursery, which he is closing down. “I had the intention to donate, but I didnt know somebody to contact,” said Damas, 66. “Then I thought, this is the perfect person.” On Monday, Damas and Lee met, and Damas donated several truckloads of trees, shrubs and other plants to the city. In all, he presented Pico Rivera with more than $13,000 in tecomaria, cupania, eugenia and oleander plants and trees.last_img read more