On Saturday April 28, over 100 students from Environmental Science class met at the Los Angeles River at the Taylor Yard location to clean up about 150 meters of the river. They worked under the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) to remove plastic and trash that would otherwise end up in the ocean. That particular area of the Los Angeles River is very important because it has a natural bed/floor (meaning it isn't fully paved), therefore allowing the water to naturally filtrate and provide water for the many plant species in the area. Students worked form 9:00am –12:00pm and behaved amazingly. Members of FOLAR and the community commented on the wonderful job that they were doing. Two of our students, Armando Herrera and Andrea Mejia, were also interviewed by PBS for a documentary on the Los Angeles River and conservation.
Special thanks to Ms. Perez, Mr. Versage, and Mr. Lappin for coming out and supporting the event!
- Ms. Latiffe Amado, Environmental Science Teacher