Published : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 2:15 PM
Southwestern Academy students made their way down to the L.A. River recently to give back to the community by picking up trash from the area. The students picked their way beneath the trees of the upper Los Angeles River, plucking out paper cups, Styrofoam burger boxes and man-made bits from the mud. The event was spearheaded by the Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) and is the largest urban river clean up in America taking place over three consecutive Saturdays in April.
One week left before Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) kickoff in the Upper River and it has passed 2,000 registrants and have almost $10,000 in contributions.
FOLAR is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to ensure a publicly accessible and ecologically sustainable Los Angeles River by inspiring River stewardship through community engagement, education, advocacy, and thought leadership.
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