Friday, April 24, 2009

Community Clean Up Recap

On Saturday, April 18, 2009, the "Don't Dump on LA" illegal dumping prevention campaign, spearheaded by the South LA Neighborhood Prosecutor Program (Acting ASDCA Sonja Dawson and CRS Irene Del Campo), held their most successful community clean up day to date.

The purpose of the community clean up day is to promote education and awareness of the legal consequences of illegal dumping, to instill community pride in their community, and to foster collaborative relationships among governmental and non-governmental agencies engaged in this effort.

The Los Angeles Department of Sanitation reports that the nearly 200 volunteers cleaned a total of 13.53 tons of trash and Lot Cleaning removed a total of 146 cubic yards of trash and debris.

Our special thanks to the 99th Street Elementary School and Principal Sherrie Williams for this important community program to use the school grounds as a staging area.