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Bowtie Parcel @ Fletcher Drive

Saturday, April 22 | 9 am – 12 noon

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and show your love for the LA River – the Great LA River CleanUp’s back for 2017! Registration is open now – join today and be part of the largest urban river cleanup in America.

Last year 9,000 volunteers shattered records at the 2016 CleanUp and hauled off more than 70 tons of trash. This year we’re going to tear up the record books again with another record-breaking CleanUp!

The Bowtie Parcel is located off Fletcher Drive in the scenic Glendale Narrows, the central and longest natural area of the LA River. The site features historic Fletcher Drive Bridge (completed in 1927). The soft bottom river is home to ducks, cormorants, herons, and egrets.  The site is just across from the beginning of the River’s Recreation Zone begins where both kayaking and fishing are allowed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Today the site is home to The Bowtie Project, a partnership between Clock Shop and California State Parks – read more.

See the Los Angeles River Rover here during the CleanUp!

To participate you must register and turn in a completed waiver at the CleanUp.


The Bowtie Parcel
2800 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039


Bike: Located at the downstream end of the Glendale Narrows LA River Bike Path.

Transit: Take Metro line 603 and get off at Ripple Street. Cross the bridge.

Driving: Take the 2 Freeway, exit San Fernando Road. Go northwest on San Fernando one block, then turn left onto Fletcher Drive.  South on La Clede.  Left on Carrillion.  Right on Casitas.  Drive under the 2.  Pass the Storage Business.  Right into Nelson-Miller parking lot.

Parking: FoLAR has permission for volunteers to park at Nelson-Miller Industrial Park.  There is pedestrian access to the river from the lot.


You must complete a waiver and turn it in at the CleanUp to participate.

Click here to download the FOLAR waiver package

Register for the Great Los Angeles River CleanUp!