Hitting a Homerun for Clean Water

The term batting clean-up took on a completely different meaning on Monday, February 14 when players from the Los Angeles Dodgers traded in their batting gloves for Latex gloves and volunteered their time to clean up the banks of the Los Angeles River.

Part of the Dodgers annual Community Caravan, this year’s event featured the theme “Two Days of Community Service” where current and former Dodgers joined fellow Angelenos in giving back to the Los Angeles community.

Helping to clean up the LA River in Elysian Valley were Dodger manager, Don Mattingly and current Dodger players, Andre Ethier and James Loney. Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda also participated. Joining the Dodgers were City of Los Angeles Councilmember, Ed Reyes as well as representatives from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Los Angeles River Keepers.

Thanks, Dodgers, for your time and dedication to helping keep the Los Angeles River clean. You hit a home run for clean water this week! Check out these great photos from the event below. To read the captions, please enlarge the slide show to full screen and click “Show Info” at the top.

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