LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Fifteen sites, three days, one LA River! This April, (Earth Month) come to the Los Angeles River for Friends of the Los Angeles River’s 27th Annual Great LA River Clean Up: La Gran Limpieza! It is the largest urban river clean up in America taking place over three consecutive Saturdays in April. With over 2,500 volunteers participating and 15 tons cleaned up last Saturday the clean up continues this Saturday April 23, 2016.
FoLAR is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.
Once home to steelhead and grizzlies, the Los Angeles River meandered through wetlands, marshes, willow, alder and sycamore, providing desperately needed water for the region.
Now running over 50 miles long – from the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the ocean in Long Beach – the Los Angeles River flows through 14 cities and countless neighborhoods.
WHERE: The Mid LA River is getting the love on the April 23 second Saturday of the clean up at the following locations:
· Arroyo Seco Confluence
· Fletcher Dr & Bowtie Parcel
· The Frog Spot
· Los Feliz Blvd
· Marsh Park
· Steelhead Park
· Sunnynook Footbridge
OFFICIALS: See below for a list of officials participating:
Los Feliz: 9 am Council member David Ryu
Sunnynook: 9 am Tom LaBonge (retired)
Marsh Park: 9 am Senator Kevin De Leon
Fletcher Bowtie: 9 am Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
Frog Spot: 9 am Council District Mitch O’Farrell at 9 am and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti – 11 am to noon
Plus thousands of volunteers pitching in to beautify the river
WHERE ELSE: There are a total of fifteen separate Clean Up sites along the entire length of
the LA River in a diverse range of cities and communities over the three Saturdays. The final date is:
Lower River: April 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
For details of this site and to register visit www.folar.org