About 1,000 volunteers spent Saturday, Earth Day, hauling out litter and trash from the Los Angeles River as part of the 26th Annual La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp. The clean up organized by the Friends of the Los Angeles River will continue this coming Saturday, April 18, in Atwater Village and Elysian Valley, and on April 25 in Long Beach. The goal of this year’s clean up is to have an estimated 3,500 volunteers remove 20 tons of trash from the riverbed.
Organizers are still seeking volunteers for the two remaining cleanups. Not only do volunteers get a free t-shirt and tote bag, they will be entertained by live bands at each clean up location.