The Great Echo Park CleanUp

The Great Echo Park CleanUp

It was started organically on Twitter.

I snapped a picture of graffiti scrawled on a huge billboard above Portia and Sunset Blvd.

Josh Post, an Echo Park resident and candidate for LA City Council’s CD13, chimed in, as did @Chicano_Soul.

Days later, the name for the community cleanup was born.

I conjured up the name “The Great Echo Park CleanUp” with the intention that it would become a seasonal event.

Josh Post, Odysseus Bostick, and Marietta Torriente have been instrumental in bringing the working pieces together — calling the City for supplies, rakes, trash bags — while local Echo Park shop owners have offered their support.  Cesar Diaz, co-owner of Downbeat Cafe, has offered volunteers discounted lattes the day-of, while Masa of Echo Park proudly displays a poster of the event on their front window.

Tomorrow’s event may have a small support crew of volunteers, but every hand helps.  To join, please visit the Facebook Event Page here.

When: 9 a.m. to noon, July 21, 2012

Where:  1226 N. Alvarado Steet, Los Angeles, California 90026.  Free parking on Reservoir Street.

Please bring gloves for trash pick-up, along with a smile!  You may also call or text Jovelle at (213) 718-1110 or tweet to @echoparkcool .

Credits: Kelly Erickson, for her beautiful flyers; ER Copies of Echo Park; TheEastsider & The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce for Facebook linkage.


About Jovelle Schaffer

Echo Park native and real estate agent who loves to cook, imbibe, and write about Los Angeles real estate, community, revitalization.

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