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ANAHEIM MAYOR TOM TAIT TO JOIN LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI AT LA RIVER CLEAN UP
ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 7, 2014) – This past May, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti agreed to a friendly wager during the National Hockey League post-season when the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings squared off against each other during the NHL playoffs. The friendly wager? An exchange of community services projects.
The Kings won the Stanley Cup, and Mayor Tait has accepted the invitation to help Mayor Garcetti at the Los Angeles River Cleanup on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Mayors will been at Marsh Park (2960) Marsh St., Elysian Valley).
“My congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings and our friends in Los Angeles for a championship NHL season,” said Mayor Tait. “I gave my word I would help Mayor Garcetti clean up the Los Angeles River, so I’ll be there on Saturday to get to work, and together we will preserve this community landmark. However, next year, it may be Mayor Garcetti fulfilling his end of a friendly wager here in Anaheim!”
Mayor Tait will be joined by City of Anaheim employees, through the D.E.V.O.T.E. program (Dedicated Employees Volunteering Our Time and Energy); Project SAY (Support Anaheim’s Youth); Members of the Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway Partnership.
Friends of the Los Angeles River is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission for the past 25 years has been and remains to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education, and wise stewardship. FoLAR’s goal is a swimmable, fishable, boatable Los Angeles River bordered by a greenway from the mountains to the sea. Its annual Great L.A. River Clean-Up, held this Saturday and next, is predicted to remove 25 tons of trash that would otherwise end up in the Pacific Ocean. For more information, please visit www.folar.org.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.