Clean Up of Haskell Creek

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Saturday June 19, 2021 8:30AM – Noon

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society is partnering with Friends of the Los Angeles River and the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for a greatly needed cleanup.

Please register soon to volunteer to help Haskell Creek at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-la-river-cleanup-haskell-creek-registration-151737560127.

As FoLAR’s announcement says, The River needs YOU! This summer, join FoLAR and our partners for a series of small, in-person cleanups to collect trash and prevent waste from polluting our watershed and urban waterways. Together, we’ll make a collective impact and do our part to tend to the vibrant urban ecosystems that thrive throughout Los Angeles. 

All registered volunteers will receive a CleanUp Starter Kit, available for pickup at a local REI or mailed to your provided address, with the essentials to participate, including trash bags and a pair of plant-based disposable gloves.  Bring your own gardening gloves and tools like old pool nets and grabbers if you have them.  SFVAS will have on hand a limited supply of tools and laundered gardening gloves, as well as trash bags provided by the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Haskell Creek, a stream located in the Sepulveda Basin, links up with the LA River just before Sepulveda Dam. Haskell Creek flows through one of the rare wildlife reserves in the City of LA, the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. It’s also a great location for bird and River enthusiasts. You’re likely to even spot a fish or two swimming in the Creek!

The Resource Conservation District will offer small group educational walking tours for volunteers after they have finished cleaning.

To sign up for additional FoLAR cleanups, the link is https://folar.org/cleanup/.