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LA River clean-up this Saturday

Posted by on 28 April 2011 | 0 Comments

Billed as the largest LA River event ever, the Friends of the LA River are holding their 22nd (!) annual clean-up of the river than runs through our fair city. Details of how to register and where to go are here, on FoLar's web site.

Dress in grubby clothes you're willing to get even grubbier. Be sure to wear sturdy, close-toed shoes. Got rubber boots or waders? Bring 'em. Also on the must-have list: gloves, hats, sunscreen and drinking water.

The 14 clean-up sites stretch from Canoga Park to Long Beach, and the event lasts from 9 a.m. until noon. So go to the river, do some good, make new friends, and please send us pix and emails of how everything went.

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LA River in the news

Posted by on 19 April 2011 | 0 Comments

After years of delays, construction is finally set to start next week on a pathway along the Glendale portion of the Los Angeles River. the LA Times reports.

Work has begun on Confluence Plaza, a $4.7 million project in Cypress Park that marks the confluence of the LA River with Arroyo Seco. Video and story at KCET.

The body of a man found in the LA River in Long Beach has been identified. LA Times

Latino environmenalists who want more parks in the city think the LA River is the perfect place for added green space, says Fox News.

What the LA River really needs is...a song? The deadline for submissions to the city's "Songs of the LA River" project has been extended to April 22. (h/t LAist.)

Even more details about what happened when the Canadian band, Twin, tried to canoe the LA River. LA Weekly


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