Along with the new aquatic plants and yellow pedal boats, trash and clumps of algae also float on the surface of the newly reopened Echo Park Lake. Frequent park visitor Darrell Kunitomi was happy to see workers out in the lake this week collecting trash and the aquatic equivalent of weeds.
Kunitomi, in an email, said he has reported the trash several times to city officials:
Lots of trash in lake has been there for weeks. I know, I’ve photo’d it over and over, same stuff. Very glad to see this. Guys in waders in the north end. Hope they got the stuff around the lake.”
Kunitomi said the water-borne trash collects into the same spots where the westerly wind blow it into the corners of the lake.