Monday, September 22, 2008

Reyes, Community Leader, Highlight MacArthur Park Coastal Cleanup Day

Councilmember Ed P. Reyes, in English and Spanish, discussses the importance of the recent Coastal Cleanup Day at MacArthur Park with Daniel Morales, Founder of Youth Empowered Through Scholastic Sports Service (Y.E.S.S.S.).
Last week, City departments and more than 250 residents collected 46 tons of trash in the Westlake community. The weeklong trash and bulky item pickup culminated at the first Coastal Cleanup Day at MacArthur Park on Saturday, September 20, 2008.
The volunteers, comprised mostly of youth soccer players, were among the more than 12,000 volunteers that gathered countywide Saturday to pick up thousands of pounds of trash as part of the Cleanup Day. After sweeping sidewalks and bagging trash, the soccer players enjoyed great a burrito lunch, courtesy of Liborio Markets, and soccer tournament at the newly-cleaned park.
Councilmember Reyes thanks City Department of Sanitation, County departments, Y.E.S.S.S., Heal the Bay, and Liborio Markets for making this event possible.