Friends of the L.A. River is proud to present the 29th annual Great L.A. River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza. With the LA River regularly in the news as an important part of the 51-mile community discussion, the annual CleanUp has exploded in recent years, shattering records for volunteer turnout and trash collected, and is the largest urban river cleanup in America.
The 2017 CleanUp attracted 10,000 volunteers – individuals and groups – who removed over 100 tons of trash from the L.A. River at more than a dozen sites. The 2018 CleanUp will be held at nine sites along the entire length of the L.A. River on the last three Saturdays of Earth Month (April 14, 21 and 28) 9 a.m. to noon. Registration for volunteers is open at folar.org/cleanup-2018.
The CleanUp is a popular event for Angelenos of all ages and backgrounds, attracting families, students, community members and elected officials to the river with FoLAR every April. This year FoLAR is coordinating efforts with Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority to increase the safety and awareness towards cleaning the river and respecting homeless population in the riverbed.
The range of volunteer groups, along with thousands of individuals, demonstrates the ubiquitous interest in and passion for the L.A. River.
Volunteer groups range from scout troops, utilities and entertainment, to religious organizations, labor unions and a bevy of nonprofits. For information, visit folar.org/cleanup-2018.
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