Saturday, September 20, 2008

Reyes Kicks Off First Coastal Clean-up Day at MacArthur Park

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Councilmember Reyes joined more than 250 community members to kick off the first Coastal Cleanup Day at MacArthur Park. They were part of the more than 10,000 volunteers Countywide who came out to different sites today for the event. Armed with rakes, brooms and trash bags, the crew--mostly local youth soccer players and their families--fanned out across the park to help clean up MacArthur Park and, thus, our waterways, Reyes noted.
"The majority of marine debris is made of plastic materials, such as plastic bags and food containers from communities that end up in our waterways," Reyes said. "Plastic wastes mar our neighborhoods, pollute waterways and harm marine and plant life. That's why what we are doing today is so important."
Reyes and his staff worked with City departments, Heal the Bay, and Daniel Morales, Founder, Youth Empowered Through Scholastic Sports Service (Y.E.S.S.S.).