CCHS club partners with BCR to host cleanup

Photos Courtesy of Jim Lamm. TEAM EFFORT: Members of the Culver High BCR Club helped lead the cleanup on Dec. 6, 2014. Club founder and president Evan Dumas, second from left, is BCR’s newest and youngest board member.

On Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to Noon the Culver City High School BCR Club and the Ballona Creek Renaissance will host a zero-waste event.

Volunteers are asked to meet at Centinela Avenue and Milton Street in Los Angeles, between Culver Boulevard and the I-90/Marina Freeway.

The entire community is invited to join the CCHS BCR club, BCR, and volunteers of all ages in this fun and worthwhile activity where the inland water and incoming tide meet and create a special place of fish, birds, plants—yet with still too much trash and concrete. 

The cleanup is a great way for students to earn community service credits. As with all creek and coastal cleanups, participants under 18 need waiver forms signed by their parent or guardian, available either on-site or online. Adult volunteers also need to sign waivers. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toed shoes (preferably water-resistant) and sunscreen. Bring your own water in a reusable container. Water also will be available at the event, along with bags, grabbers, gloves, buckets, and educational displays.

For waivers, flier, and other details, persons interested can go online to

BCR’s Centinela Avenue creek cleanups are made possible by the ongoing support and permission of LA County Public Works/Flood Control District and LA City Council District 11/Councilman Mike Bonin and the active co-sponsorship of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council and LA City Office of Community Beautification.

To open or renew BCR membership, persons interested can do so online at or by mailing checks payable to “Ballona Creek Renaissance” to: Ballona Creek Renaissance. P.O. Box 843 Culver City, CA 90232. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID#95-4764614.

Photos Courtesy of Jim Lamm. COMMITTED: Ballona Creek Renaissances Board Member/Secretary Deborah Gregory reaches for floating trash during the last clean up effort of 2014. BCR, the Culver City-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to fac
Photos Courtesy of Jim Lamm. WORKING: BCR Advisory Council Member Steven Coker and niece Sarah retrieved a shoe from the trash among the creekside plants. BCR will host its next cleanup effort on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to Noon.