Great L.A. River Clean-Up this Saturday May 8th

May 4, 2010 § 1 Comment

Clean-Up Volunteers - photo from FoLAR website

From 9am to 12noon this Saturday May 8th 2010 is Friends of the Los Angeles River’s annual Great Los Angeles River Clean-Up. The event takes place at various sites from Long Beach to Tujunga. This is a great event for going down to the most wonderful sites along the river, hanging out with other creek freaks, and helping make our rivers a little cleaner and healthier. For details, see FoLAR’s website.

Note: the screening of Rock the Boat scheduled for May 8th has been rescheduled to Friday May 21st. More info on that soon.

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§ One Response to Great L.A. River Clean-Up this Saturday May 8th

  • Lane Barden says:

    The Clean-up was a huge success as always..I was with Cornerstone Theater at the Marsh Park, and by the time we left I was having a hard time finding trash!

    I was also having a bit of a hard time with bicyclers who were coming through at top speed – with an attitude. In Frogtown there is only one pedestrian trail, now shared with a more active bike path.

    I was worried about my seven year old who nearly got creamed a few years ago on the Venice Beach bike path. At Marsh Park, almost no one slowed down, even a little.

    I don’t want to go too far but cyclists were treating pedestrians in a similar way that motorists treat cyclists. It didn’t seem to matter that we were cleaning up the river.

    I’m assuming that bicycle traffic will increase with time when this becomes a full-on commuter bike path. When the railing goes up there will be nowhere to run. I hope there are plans in the works to deal with this situation because Houston, I think we have a problem.

    Lane Barden

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