Echo Park residents want to clean and green Glendale Boulevard

With the exception of motorists stuck in traffic, not many people  linger on the northern end of Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park. Litter and broken glass can often be found on the narrow sidewalks, and tagging is a common sight. Now, a group of Echo Park residents wants to become more active in cleaning up what is considered a gateway to Echo Park and Silver Lake, especially for motorists coming off the southbound 2 Freeway.  On Saturday, Nov. 5,  volunteers are needed to help out during a trash and graffiti clean up.  Lindsay Nelson,  in an email, said to expect more clean ups and projects:

Let’s make this “Gateway to Echo Park/Silver Lake” into a zone that truly represents what the area has to offer. While this area from Berkeley Avenue to the 2 Freeway will not be transformed over night, we are starting with a trash pick-up/clean-up day …. It is then my hope that outreach and community awareness will lead to future tree plantings, revitalization and eventually to a clean, green, inviting boulevard of which we can be proud.

The clean up begins at 9 a.m. Click here for more details.

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  1. I’m considering volunteering for this event; I’ll cross my fingers that a few age-appropriate (late-20s-30s) single women will also attend. Not very altruistic of me, I know – but I have a do-gooder job during the week, and if I’m going to sacrifice sleeping in on Saturday morning, it’d be nice if I could make a new friend as well.

  2. That area really could use a sprucing up, but I believe plans still exist to reconstruct that entire on and off ramp, including the bridge and roads below. Just something to keep in mind before planting trees. I’d hate to see some saplings uprooted when the whole thing gets a remodel.

  3. I’m so sad to miss this event. please keep us updated and let us know the next time you’ll be doing this.

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