The Malaga Cove Homeowners Association hosted a reception on July 28 at the Via Pinale/Via Ramon Parkland Triangle for its volunteers, city decision makers, partners and financial contributors. The successful beautification of this parkland was celebrated at this event co-chaired by Tricia Rapaport and Valerie Beranek.
The 7200 square foot triangular piece of Palos Verdes Estates Parkland has been transformed with the addition of over 250 drought-tolerant plants that will provide visual interest throughout the seasons. Local natural materials such as Palos Verdes stone and wood chips were re-purposed and used on this site for practical design and aesthetic effects. Neighbors, library patrons and concert goers are now able to safely walk through this central piece of community parkland rather than being forced to walk along the narrow and busy streets, while enjoying the new beautiful plants and existing trees.
Although the project was initiated and led by the Malaga Cove Homeowners Association and its Project Chair Tricia Rapaport, it could have never succeeded without the financial and hands-on volunteer efforts of the Young Professionals Network of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Association of Realtors. Other essential funding was provided by the Palos Verdes Homes Association as well as 21 individual Malaga Cove households.  Additionally, resident Mark Paullin donated and delivered Palos Verdes stone to the site. Critical support also came from the City of PVE, who provided rock material and wood chips required by the landscape plan, and who will maintain the site going forward. Ric Dykzuel Landscape Designer and Bennett Landscaping were hired to design and prepare the site and procure and deliver the native and other drought-tolerant plants.  
Hands-on Volunteers were Valerie Beranek, Tricia Rapaport, Edward Barrios, Christy Carrillo, Robert Dixon, Jane Felland, Cheryl Kohr, Marla Virgin, Ryan Crabtree, Jill Shoemaker, Sep Ebrahimi and Norma Fernandez. Sunscreen was provided by Dr. Cynthia Lazzaro of Good Dermatology in Torrance.
List of Financial Contributors- Young Professionals Network/Palos Verdes Peninsula Association of Realtors, Palos Verdes Homes Association, Malaga Cove Homeowners Association, Phil and Marilouise Huff, Jane Felland and Michael Varon, Linda Elliott and Ray Johnson, Deborah Eppolito, Vanessa and Tim Roettger, Susan and Bob Chang, Jimi Andersen, Mark and Michelle Towns, Richard and Marcie May, Kelly and Ken Miller, Roseann DeLuca, Pauline and Al Rosen, John and Janice Cartwright, Mark Paullin, Kirchofer Family, Bill Karg, Pauline and Brian Harris, Patricia and Larry Murphy, Philip and Lynn Solomita, George Edwards and Jill Shoemaker and Valerie Gorsuch.

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