Grant-Funded Cleanup Effort to Kick Off at Wildlife Sanctuaries

What: In response to illegal, large-scale dumping that affects areas set aside to preserve natural habitats, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), will begin a cleanup effort involving three county wildlife sanctuaries..

 

Who: Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation officials will be available to discuss the effort and its importance to protecting wildlife.

 

When: Monday, September 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m.

 

Where: Carl O. Gerhardy Wildlife Sanctuary, 240 Street East & Avenue 0, Antelope Valley, CA 93550

 

Visuals: Looks at the effects of illegal dumping; cleaning crews removing debris and categorizing into four bins: one for concrete, brick and dirt; one for green waste; one for electronic waste; and another for household and construction materials. Crews will also collect and recycle any recyclable materials.

 

Contact: Joyce Fitzpatrick, Public Information Assistant (626) 934-3860

Andre Herndon, Public Information Officer (213) 738-2963

 

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