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