Media Advisory: SoCalGas Employees to Clean up the Los Angeles River and Ballona Wetlands for Earth Day this Saturday, April 22

SoCalGas employee volunteers to bag waste and invasive plant species to reveal more of the beauty of the Los Angeles River and Ballona Wetlands

WHAT: Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) employees will team up with Friends of Ballona Wetlands and Friends of the Los Angeles River to weed out the invasive plant species and gather litter.  Sample photos from the 2016 clean-up here.

WHO: In celebration of Earth Month, SoCalGas employees have volunteered all month in community service activities across Southern California, including a river clean-up, park clean-up, trash pick-up, removal of invasive plant species and weed abatement.

SoCalGas’ nonprofit partners include: Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Fairview Gardens, Friends of the Ballona Wetlands, Friends of the Los Angeles River, Greater Bakersfield Green Expo, Keep Riverside Clean and Ventura Hillside Conservancy.

VISUALS: Employees in blue SoCalGas T-shirts gathering non-native plants and litter along the L.A. River among the wildflowers and bird species of Ballona Wetlands. Sample photos from the 2016 clean-up here.

INTERVIEWS:    

  • Scott Culbertson, executive director for Friends of Ballona Wetlands
  • Mike Harriel, public affairs manager for SoCalGas (at Ballona Wetlands)
  • Marissa Christiansen, executive director for Friends of the Los Angeles River
  • Trisha Muse, director of community affairs for SoCalGas (at Friends of L.A. River)

WHERE:

TWO LOCATIONS:

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon

Melissa Bailey │ 213-453-6537 │ mbailey@semprautilities.com 24-Hour Media Line │ 213-244-2442 │ socalgas.com/newsroom │ @SoCalGasNews

Category

Southern California Gas Company