BASSETT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACTION PLAN

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

CAMPUS NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

Our projects are all
collaborative in nature

In order to realize all aspects of a Campus Green infrastructure Project, we need the support of a variety of funders and participants.

For Basset Unified at the invitation of the Superintendent and the School Board– we first completed Green infrastructure Review and Concept Plan each of the BUSD Campuses .

This involved having members of our team scout each school campus, map all the existing drains leading to storm drain system and recording where existing trees, permeable and impermeable spaces were located. 

This site reconnaissance information gathered from the principals of each school provided us the basis to develop implementation plans for Community Based Design of Green infrastructure Campuses.

Native Plant Signage at Bassett High School

Bassett High School 

Our first major undertaking was to start to transform the “all grass” field of the Bassett High School and area around the stadium into a series of bioswales, bio retention areas interlaced with a perimeter trail network on the outskirts of the sports fields.

This is a huge 35 acre campus with a fantastic view of the San Gabriel Mountains, yet the campus itself and the transporation arteries of La Puente and unincorporated LA County did not have very many trees or a vibrant urban forest canopy. 

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But with the support of the State Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, Southern California Edison, So Cal Gas, California ReLeaf, Union Pacific Rail Road Foundation and now Cal Fire and Forestry we are bringing the vision of a  Natural Infrastructure Campus for Bassett High School which serves 1,012 students (2017-2018) annually, to life.

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Bassett High School Native Plants

Key Supporters in creating a greener world!

Bassett Unified School District logo
Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
Amigos community sponsor Southern California Edison
CALIFORNIA ReLEAF
SoCalGasCo-Sempra
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Union Pacific Railroad logo
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