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Christmas tree recycling alternative: Inland Empire fish habitats


We’ve already covered the basics of Christmas tree recycling in the greater Los Angeles area. But for those with an affinity for marine life will be interested in what Riverside County Waste Management and California’s Department of Fish and Game are working on.

To keep tree from ending up in even more landfills, they’re using them to create natural protective habitats in area lakes to protect certain fish from larger, more predatory species. Trees taken to the Lamb Canyon and Badlands landfills will be used specifically to the Department of Fish and Game for this marine-based program.