ATP and AESA to Host Complimentary Events in Southern California
On Tuesday evening, February 7th, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) invites the community to learn about ATP’s programs to protect Armenia’s natural heritage. The complimentary event will take place at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 at 7:00 pm. The presentation will be led by Executive Director Jeff Masarjian and Director of Forestry Zachary Parisa.
On Wednesday evening, February 8th, ATP joins with Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) in association with AGBU Young Professionals and Armenian Environmental Network (AEN) for a panel discussion on “Armenia’s Environmental Challenges in the 21st Century.”
Panelists include Varouj Abkian, Assistant Director with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Robert Kurkjian, Principal Scientist, Tetratech, Anne Shirinian Orlando, MSEE, PhD, Environmental Studies, and Zack Parisa, RF, MFS ATP Director of Forestry, Co-founder and President, SilviaTerra. The panel discussion will be at Parsons, 100 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91124 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
ATP conducts vitally important environmental projects in Armenia’s impoverished and deforested zones. Since 1994, ATP has made enormous strides in combating desertification in the biologically diverse but threatened Caucasus region. Millions of trees have been planted and restored, and hundreds of jobs have been created for Armenians in seasonal tree-related programs. ATP works to further Armenia’s economic and social development by mobilizing resources to fund reforestation. These new trees provide food, wood, environmental benefits, and opportunities for economic growth.