And Angelenos can take a small part in that effort — plus just get to know the L.A. River better — at the upcoming L.A. River CleanUp or the L.A. River Ride.
The 20th Annual Los Angeles River Cleanup happens Sat., May 9 from 9 am - noon at 14 different spots along the river. All you have to show up (groups of 20+ must register) ready to clean at the location of your choice! To get a sense of what to expect as a volunteer, watch this video of the 19th Annual Cleanup, created by cleanup volunteer Keith Coogan:
The ride actually includes 6 different rides, ranging from a short kids’ ride to a 100-mile “century” ride for the diehards. And the ride isn’t just a ride — There’ll be an expo with raffles, live music, and food too. The LA River Ride happens July 7, starting and ending at the Autry Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.
Registration costs range from $15 to $49 depending on the ride you sign up for and when you sign up; pay up before May 15 to get the early bird deals.