Team LFIA got their feet wet at the Great LA River Clean-Up Saturday. LFIA joined hundreds of other volunteers from throughout the city in the 30th annual Friends of Los Angeles River (FoLAR) event.
“We pulled tons of trash out of the river and had tons of fun doing it,” said LFIA’s Amy Gustincic, wearing knee high rubber boots.
The clean-up crew spent the morning pulling debris and discarded items out of the riverbed ranging from shopping carts, a traffic sign, clothing to lots and lots of plastic.
“LFIA was delighted to team up with FoLAR and be part of the community effort to keep our beloved river clean and safe. Saturday’s clean-up is an extension of the work LFIA’s Beautification Committee does quarterly in Los Feliz Village. Any time we get a chance to prevent debris from reaching the ocean is time well spent,” said LFIA’s president Standolyn Robertson.
Kudos go to LFIA board member Stewart Campbell who organized Team LFIA.
LFIA also tops the fundraising efforts, along with FoLAR, contributing nearly $2,000 that goes toward making our river better for both residents and wildlife.
The next river clean-up is scheduled for this Saturday, April 27 and will focus on the lower river. There’s still time to sign up to volunteer at folar.org.