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Participate in the Great LA River CleanUp

This April, pay homage to Earth Day and help Studio City’s local aquatic life at the same time by participating in the Great LA River CleanUp. Starting April 13, volunteers have the opportunity to remove trash and litter along the LA River shore. Why? To make Los Angeles’ waterways cleaner and safer! More details about how you can participate, below.

Details About the Great LA River CleanUp

On April 13, April 20 and April 27, join the Friends of the LA River for their annual Great LA River Clean Up! Participants will gather at multiple sites along the river from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. April 13 will cover the Upper River area, April 20 focuses on the Middle River, while April 27 takes care of the Lower River. Coordinators recommend that volunteers wear comfy clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty, along with tennis shoes or boots. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, so don’t worry about bringing your own. All interested volunteers are required to register and encouraged to do so early.

Other Ways to Help

Not interested in the actual cleanup? No problem! There’s still plenty of ways you can support a healthy and thriving LA River. As a business, you can sponsor the event. Sponsorship can range from your logo on a t-shirt, to recognition in event press, and more. And as an individual, you can promote the CleanUp’s efforts! Print some flyers and hang them around town or share them digitally via social media. Stay in the loop with all the latest River happenings by joining the Friends of the LA River mailing list.

Some Fun Facts

Spending a few days cleaning up a major river means lots of opportunities for stats and fun facts! Here’s a couple from the 2018 LA River CleanUp:

  • 20 pounds of trash per volunteer was removed from the LA River
  • a dirt bike was found under brush in the embankment
  • the event attracted 6,000 volunteers
  • in total, about 120,000 pounds of plastic debris and trash was removed and prevented from reaching the ocean

Hotel Near the LA River

Even just one day spent cleaning the LA River should warrant some R&R in Studio City, right? So why not reduce fuel emissions and stay at the nearby Sportsmen’s Lodge. Known for its many iconic guests and historic Hollywood glamour, a stay at Sportsmen’s is the perfect treat for all of your hard work!

Make a positive impact this Earth Day by participating in the Great LA River CleanUp. And be sure to take what you learn back home to continue making a difference!


Great LA River Clean Up
Where: Meeting locations vary
When: April 13, 20, 27 | 9 a.m.
Admission: Free


Sportsmen’s Lodge
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700

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Please note: Construction has begun on the nearby Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center to build an amazing new retail space next door. There will be mid level demolition, and construction noise, with intermittent heavier noise associated with the project. The noise will occur between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and apologize for any inconvenience.