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Los Angeles River volunteer cleanup on Saturday

August 21, 2009 | 12:55 pm

Seven Auchterlonie, left, and Roberto Auchterlonie took part in a Friends of the Los Angeles
River cleanup event earlier this year in Long Beach.

Friends of the Los Angeles River is hosting an L.A. River volunteer cleanup event this Sat. from 9 a.m. until noon at Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys.

Hosted by FoLAR in partnership with Aquarius Spring natural spring water, the public is encouraged to come lend a hand.

There will be live music at the event as well as informational booths about the L.A. River and ongoing revitalization projects.

Volunteers should plan on wearing work clothes and sturdy shoes, and remember to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

A second cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at Taylor Yard in Cypress Park.

--Kelly Burgess

Photo: Seven Auchterlonie, left, and Roberto Auchterlonie took part in a Friends of the Los Angeles
River cleanup event earlier this year in Long Beach. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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