Grants Database

Los Angeles Conservation Corps
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Project Title:
LA River Corps—clean-up activities in Northeast LA disadvantaged communities
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2018
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
Southern Coast
Los Angeles County
Project Description:

LA River Corps is conducting cleanup work and vegetation removal to protect and restore the Sepulveda Basin and Glendale Narrows sections of the LA River watershed. This project will be accomplished through hiring and training five at-risk young adults (ages 18-24) to conduct river cleanup and restoration under the supervision of a trained naturalist. Activities to restore and protect the watershed include litter removal, graffiti abatement, bulky item pickup, vegetation management, and habitat restoration. The youth partake in classroom education and outdoor, covering watershed ecology, river hydrology, water-wise landscaping, biodiversity, and water quality management. This program also includes four public one-off cleanup events including Northeast LA neighborhood volunteers and students to engage the communities in watershed protection efforts.