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Thousands volunteer to clean the LA River




This file photo shows volunteers gathering to clean up the LA River. The Friends of the LA River have been doing this for 27 years, and Saturday marked the first weekend of this year's cleanup.
This file photo shows volunteers gathering to clean up the LA River. The Friends of the LA River have been doing this for 27 years, and Saturday marked the first weekend of this year's cleanup.
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The 27th annual Great LA River Cleanup, which takes place over three Saturdays in April, will bring about nine thousands volunteers from throughout the county to collect tons of trash in 15 different sites.

The event, organized by the environmental group Friends of the LA River, will be especially challenging due to with the rains from El Niño. 

Shelly Backlar, vice president of the Friends of the LA River, spoke to Alex Cohen about the details. 

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