SoCalGas Sponsors Seven Nonprofit Groups for Earth Month Events

Employees to help beautify area beaches, lagoons and parks

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Earth Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and its employees are teaming up with seven nonprofit groups that focus on environmental conservation to take part in upcoming events throughout the region. Starting this week, employees, their friends and family will join other volunteers at parks, beaches and lagoons throughout Southern California to pull weeds, pick up trash, and perform other tasks. The utility has also donated a total of $35,000 to the groups for these events and their other efforts. The groups include: Friends of the Los Angeles River, Arroyo Seco Foundation, Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Heal the Bay, Friends of the Desert Mountains and San Buenaventura State Beach.

"SoCalGas shares a common goal with our nonprofit partners to improve our environment. The work they do is very important to the wildlife and visitors that frequent these areas. Their work is also crucial to our children and future generations to come," said George Minter, regional vice president of external affairs and environmental strategy for SoCalGas.

"As long-time partners, Friends of the Los Angeles River and SoCalGas share a common aim," says Lewis MacAdams, founder of The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp. "This event brings people from all over Southern California and from all walks of life to clean the L.A. River. People come together so that the L.A. River can be a healthier, happier habitat for all who use it; the two-legged, the four-legged, the flying and the swimming ones who claim the L.A. River as one of our cities greatest assets."

To learn more about taking part in the events below, contact SoCalGas at 1-877-344-8509.

Bolsa Chica Conservancy

When: 

Saturday, April 11

Time: 

8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: 

3842 Warner Ave.

Huntington Beach

What: 

Beach Clean-up; trash pick-up

 

Friends of the Los Angeles River

When: 

Saturday, April 18

Time: 

9 a.m. to noon

Where: 

Glendale Narrows, Fletcher Tie and Bowtie Parcel

What:

Trash Pick-up

 

Friends of the Desert Mountains

When: 

Saturday, April 18

Time: 

9 a.m. to noon

Where: 

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains

National Monument Visitor Center

51-500 Highway 74, Palm Desert

What: 

Planting Indigenous Plants, river rocks

 

Heal the Bay

When:

Saturday, April 18

Time: 

10 a.m. to noon

Where: 

Santa Monica Beach at Ocean Park

2600 Barnard Way

Santa Monica

What: 

Beach Clean-up

 

Friends of the Ballona Wetlands

When: 

Saturday, April 25

Time: 

9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: 

303 Culver Blvd.

Playa del Rey

What: 

Trash Pick-up

           

Oxnard City Corps

When:

Saturday, April 25

Time: 

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 

San Buenaventura State Park

911 San Pedro St.

Ventura

What: 

Beach Clean-up

 

Arroyo Seco Foundation

When: 

Saturday, April 25

Times:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 

Hahamongna Watershed Park

Oak Grove Dr. & Foothill Blvd., Pasadena

What: 

Removal of invasive species, weed abatement and park clean-up

About Southern California Gas Co.
Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21.4 million consumers connected through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. 

Southern California Gas Co. is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

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