06 Mar Celebrate Earth Month at the Great LA River CleanUp
By Marissa Christiansen, Executive Director
Dear River Friends,
Earth Day 2017 is on the horizon and our environment has never needed more stewardship, awareness, and action. The month of April and the days leading up to Earth Day gives us all a moment to reflect and take action – think globally, act locally. In that spirit, I am calling on you to join the 28th Annual Great LA River Clean Up: La Gran Limpieza! If you love our River, our Oceans or just feel like spending the day outdoors doing some good, I encourage you to sign up today at folar.org/cleanup!
28 years ago, just two years after the founding of FoLAR, Lewis MacAdams launched the first ever La Gran Limpieza with a handful of dedicated volunteers. Now, with a little experience and a host of community partners, we draw together over 9,000 volunteers to remove 70 tons of trash that would otherwise end up in our ocean. This staggering on-the-ground impact is the largest urban river cleanup in America. The recent storms have swept magnitudes of trash into the River, so we want to make this year our biggest yet and we need your help to do it. With 14 sites across the last three Saturdays of April (4/15, 4/22, and 4/29), there’s something for everyone. You can find all the details here.
Come demonstrate your commitment to the environment and celebrate the Earth with your friends and fellow River stewards. Sign up today at folar.org/cleanup.