Apr 22, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bond Park on Los Feliz River
3222 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90039
United States
River clean up with Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR)
(Second annual for Rotary, 28th annual for FOLAR)

Earth Day, SaturdayApril, 22 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Location:   Bond Park on Los Feliz River: 3222 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles 90039.  Map here:   https://folar.org/cleanup/losfelizblvd/   
Group sign ups available now at   https://folar.org/cleanup/groups/    
PARKING: (We would try option B first, cuts down the walk by more than half)
Option A:  Official FOLAR Parking lot located next to LAPD Equestrian Unit, approximately a  10-minute walk from 
registration at:  3929 Rigali Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (see attached map)
Option B:  Suggested closer street parking for Rotarians on Streets surrounding the back entrance to river on Dover Street and Legion  Lane. Enter off of Los Feliz Blvd onto Glen Feliz and then turn right on Dover. See map link. 
****WAIVER: Please print (can be in black and white) and fill out your waiver and bring it with you…this will save a lot of time!****
  • your own special work gloves (FOLAR will provide if you don’t have)
  • if you plan to go in the shallow areas of river (not necessary!!), perhaps old tennis shoes or galoshes/rain boots
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • water bottle to refill for hydration (not from the river!)
We look forward to seeing you on the River. Questions prior to Saturday may be sent to Kelly Bevan Spirer kellyrotary5280@gmail.com or 323-896-6084.   For Day of (4/22) communication, please look for Jennifer Usyak who is the lead Rotarian on site. (818) 744-3581usyakjen@hotmail.com
Yours in Rotary,
Alan Bernstein, Kelly Bevan Spirer and Jennifer Usyak
How each club can be involved:

1) Appoint a club leader and sign up your group  of 10 or more (not individual names) at the link above. Reference your club name (Rotary Club of __city__) where it asks for "Group or Organization Name.”  Remember this can include your friends and family, not just your club members.  And don’t forget to let your Rotaract and Interact Clubs know. This will be sent to their leadership as well.

2) Then send individual names to kbspirer@me.com for follow up with your clubs from Rotary's end…your club leader is still the main contact.

3) Looking for leaders the day of to help with check in and t-shirt distribution, etc…. if you or anyone in your club can give an extra hour of your time, it would be greatly appreciated. Please let Kelly Bevan Spirer know!!!
4) Cross promote the event with your website and social media accounts. FOLAR is already putting Rotary District 5280 on all materials (you will see our logo when you go to their website).

In brief:  Trash in the river impacts our whole district, and although each year the clean up doubles the amount of volunteers at their sites, so too does the trash.    Last year 9000 volunteers at 15 sites collected 70 tons of trash. With our help, they are expecting at least 10,000 volunteers this year and a cleaner river.

Also, this is a great way of doing something good for our communities, our environment and our clubs. We will be working side by side with non-Rotarians – you know what that means – a great opportunity!  Maybe you will meet your next club member there!  

Governor O’Brien, Senior Assistant Governor Alan Bernstein along with my Co-Chair Jennifer Usyak (DTLA) and Kelly Spirer, look forward to seeing you there!
Any questions, please have your club leader reach out to Kelly at kbspirer@me.com.