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Young Adults Sign Up To Be California “River Keepers”

August 25, 2008

Los Angeles, CA – Keeping the Los Angeles River and its banks clean and green is the way a group of young California adults will be spending the next year or so. The "river keepers" from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps will be working to get the river back in shape by removing litter and planting new foliage, all the while learning about the stream's environmental value.

Program director Irene Lopez says they're not just helping the Los Angeles area, but the entire state as well.

"A lot of our litter ends up in our river and then eventually goes out to our ocean, so this crew will be trying to mitigate as much of that as possible."

Lopez says the program provides some income for the participants and helps them expand their interest in the environment.

"We are hiring young people from the communities along the river, which also happen to be some of our moderate-to-low-income areas. The project ends up being a great opportunity for these young people to work."

The Corps hopes the group will become environmental stewards of the river.

Lori Abbott/Don Mathisen, Public News Service - CA