San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Beautification Project Volunteers, Students & Artists Participating in Convert-a-Can 2.0 Project

Media Advisory

Date: March 6, 2015

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Beautification Project Volunteers, Students & Artists Participating in Convert-a-Can 2.0 Project

LOS ANGELES (March 6, 2015)—Volunteers, students, and artists are invited to participate in a park beautification project presented by the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Coalition and the U.S. Forest Service in the San Gabriel Mountains.

WHAT: Convert-A-Can, a beautification project for volunteers and artists to paint art on trash dumpsters in the West Fork trail/picnic area in the San Gabriel Mountains. The waste receptacles will be transformed into functional art installations in an effort to help clean up the West Fork Trail, the picnic area, and the river. Nearly a year ago, the USFS trash receptacles along the East Fork of the river were painted to encourage proper
trash disposal and prevent graffiti.

WHEN: Prep day and camp night: March 6, beginning at 2 p.m.; painting day: March 7, 8 a.m. WHERE: Picnic area by the West Fork of the San Gabriel River, Azusa, CA

WHO: The project is presented by the U.S. Forest Service and graduates of the Leadership Academy, an education project of the San Gabriel Mountains Forever coalition. Leadership Academy graduates Emely Garcia and Megan Devine have engaged artists and volunteers to paint the trash cans.

San Gabriel Mountains Forever is a coalition of more than 150 individuals and organizations working to protect and enhance our mountains, rivers and parks with access for all.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/709219592487673/permalink/759321930810772/

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