We've adopted a beach and now we are going to help clean up the watershed leading to the ocean. Join us as we help Friends of the LA River (FoLAR) with their annual clean up. Event will run from 9am-12pm.
FoLAR estimates more than 25 tons of garbage will be pulled out of the 15 river clean-up sites!
Gloves and trash bags will be provided by FoLAR. To keep up volunteer enthusiasm you'll find a fun and festive "work party" atmosphere livened up with gift giveaways, raffle prizes, entertainment and refreshments at each site!
One Brick volunteers will be located in Griffith Park at Bette Davis Picnic Area. Bette Davis Picnic Area is at the upstream end of the scenic Glendale Narrows, the central and longest natural area of the LA River. The picnic area features wonderful tall old sycamore trees, a grassy picnic area, and a beautiful 1938 historic bridge. The River has sloped concrete sides and an earthen bottom, with tall trees, sandbar islands, and lots of birds, including ducks, stilts, egrets and herons. See map: http://folar.org/wp-contentuploads/2011/04/map_bette_davis_rigali_parking_2011.jpg
Last year Griffith Park volunteers pulled 2,200 lbs. of trash out of the river! Expect to get dirty for a great cause :)
What You Should Bring
• Gloves (provided, but you're welcome to bring your own)
• Clothes to Get Dirty In (yeah, we're serious!)
• Sturdy Shoes / Boots (site can be muddy and wet)
• Drinking Water Bottle
• Mandatory Signed Waiver (http://folar.org/wp-contentuploads/2012/03/river-cleanup-waiver-all-ages.pdf)
• Parking Pass (http://folar.org/wp-contentuploads/2012/03/folarcu_parkingpass_v1.pdf)
• Rubber Boots or Waders - (optional)
• Extendable Grabber Arm Tools (optional)
Lunch money for snacks/drinks at Café at the End of the Universe at Griffith Observatory (2800 East Observatory Road Los Angeles, CA 90027). Parking is limited so consider carpooling.
Mary and Sarah would like you to join them in touring the Observatory after lunch. We really hope you will come with us to ponder the wonderment of the sky and soak up views of Los Angeles.
Where to meet
Please arrive by 8:45am to check-in. We will be wearing the stylin' One Brick t-shirts and carrying official looking clipboards.
To learn more about Friends of the LA River and this event visit: http://folar.org/