Remember, September is a Great Month to be a Clean Water Advocate!

Summer has come to an end. Kids are back in school. Fall is right around the corner. You know what this all means? It’s a great time to get out and volunteer for a cleaner Los Angeles! Below is a list of events in our area. There is sure to be one that fits your schedule!

>Transition LA asks you to join garden veterans and enthusiasts in Westchester as they tend and harvest the Community Garden on Thursday, September 1st.

>Saturday, September 3rd, is sure to be a fun-filled day. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites you to a beach cleanup. LA Conservation Corps. is paddling the LA River, TreePeople is planting trees in the Angeles National Forest, the Sanitation Districts of LA County is giving a tour of the newly restored 17-acre Bixby Marshland, and much, much more.

>Sustainable Works will be busy every Tuesday in September giving Green Living Workshops, covering everything from water and energy use to transportation and shopping for food.

>The Los Angeles Basin Section (LABS) of California Water Environment Association is organizing a specialty conference on September 8th to promote clean water practices with some of the environmental leaders of LA.

>On Saturday, September 10th, Friends of Ballona Wetlands will be giving an informative tour of the marsh, the City of LA is teaming up with Home Depot to give out FREE fruit trees and Generation Earth will be in Burbank for a recycling and waste reduction clinic.

>Ballona Wetlands Land Trust is removing non-native plants and trash on Sunday, September 11th.

>On Wednesday, September 14th, the City of LA invites you to participate in a community meeting to hear the latest on the Wilmington Drain Multi-Use Project and the Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project.

>Heal the Bay is hosting an open house on Thursday, September 15th, where you will learn about amazing volunteer and internship opportunities.

>Saturday, September 17th, is Coastal Cleanup Day! Heal the Bay will be coordinating dozens of events all over the City. It’s a great day for friends and family to get together to clean up our beaches and waterways!

>On Sunday, September 18th, Friends of the LA River will be walking the river. It’s a great way to learn and get in touch with our City’s historic river.

>Weekends are often packed full of chores, so why not pick a Friday to participate in a fun clean water event? On Friday, September 23rd, NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to host the annual Keep the Sea Free of Debris! Art Contest.

>On Friday, September 30th, Los Angeles and San Gabriel Watershed Council will be hosting an event on how to use native grasses for a variety of sustainable and beautiful purposes.

For a full listing of stormwater friendly events happening throughout LA this month, please visit our monthly calendar. If you have an event you would like to include on our calendar, email us at LAstormwater@lacity.org.

*Photo courtesy of the Daily Green

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