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.