1981 –WPRA funded Friends of the Arroyo to replace live oaks near the Colorado Street Bridge
Contributed $1,380 to the Recreation and Parks Foundation (created in 1980 for citizens to contribute to their favorite park or any park in the city) for improvements in the Lower Arroyo.
2002 – Supported a strengthening of the City’s tree protection ordinance. Many landmark, specimen and native trees on private property were being illegally removed or irreparably damaged.
2006 – WPRA started monitoring the re-use of the Desiderio Army Reserve Center, then open for redevelopment and participated in the public comment process.
2007 – WPRA engaged in the discussion about City Council’s decision to approve forDesiderio Army Reserve Center (under the Colorado Street Bridge) a nine-unit affordable bungalow court to be built by Habitat for Humanity, with 75% of the space devoted to open space and a possible art/environmental center, once the federal government releases the property to the City.
2008 –Made the case for preserving open space and purchasing more of it.
The WPRA continued stewardship of parks and open space by urging City to use at least 50% the Residential Impact Fees collected from new development for park acquisition and to reverse the practice of using the fees for maintenance.
2011 – The WPRA Newsletter ran an article about preserving the City’s oak trees.
Recommended a plan to ensure the continued safe operation of the archery range and to preserve access to all of the Arroyo Seco.
2012 – Donated to Pasadena Beautiful’s “Windstorm Tree Fund,” which was created to raise funds to replace the trees lost during the “Hurricane Rose” windstorm of Nov.30 – Dec.1
2013 – The WPRA Newsletter reprinted the article about preserving the City’s stately oaks.
2014 – WPRA alerted its residents to the arrival of the polyphagous shot hole borer, a tiny beetle that is attacking Pasadena’s trees.
The WPRA formally objected to the County’s aggressive remediation plan for removing 5 million cubic yards of more of dirt and debris from the Devil’s Gate Dam and advised alternatives.
2018 to 2019 – The WPRA continues to demand ecological responsibility for the trees, shrubs and wildlife when removing the debris from behind the Devil’s Gate Dam.
2019 – WPRA publically addressed the City’s allowance of zero-setback for new commercial construction along Green and other streets which seriously contributed to the loss of trees along the sidewalks.