Every spring Friends of the Los Angeles River gathers the community for the Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza! This spring cleaning drive mobilizes the LA River movement for the largest urban river cleanup in America. The 27th annual CleanUp in 2016 gathered more than 150 community groups and 9,000 volunteers who removed an estimated 70+ tons of trash from fifteen sites from Canoga Park to Long Beach.
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We focus our CleanUp in the spring so that we can get the greatest impact with a major event and ensure that the river is as clean and healthy as possible for the summer recreation season.
If you’d like to participate in our next Great Los Angeles River CleanUp sign-up for our email list to get FoLAR updates. If you’re interested in sponsoring an off-season CleanUp event please contact us using the form below.