SoCalGas Sponsors Seven Nonprofit Groups for Earth Month Events
Employees to help beautify area beaches, lagoons and parks
Apr 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Earth Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and its employees are teaming up with seven nonprofit groups that focus on environmental conservation to take part in upcoming events throughout the region. Starting this week, employees, their friends and family will join other volunteers at parks, beaches and lagoons throughout Southern California to pull weeds, pick up trash, and perform other tasks. The utility has also donated a total of $35,000 to the groups for these events and their other efforts. The groups include: Friends of the Los Angeles River, Arroyo Seco Foundation, Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Heal the Bay, Friends of the Desert Mountains and San Buenaventura State Beach.
"SoCalGas shares a common goal with our nonprofit partners to improve our environment. The work they do is very important to the wildlife and visitors that frequent these areas. Their work is also crucial to our children and future generations to come," said George Minter, regional vice president of external affairs and environmental strategy for SoCalGas.
"As long-time partners, Friends of the Los Angeles River and SoCalGas share a common aim," says Lewis MacAdams, founder of The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp. "This event brings people from all over Southern California and from all walks of life to clean the L.A. River. People come together so that the L.A. River can be a healthier, happier habitat for all who use it; the two-legged, the four-legged, the flying and the swimming ones who claim the L.A. River as one of our cities greatest assets."
To learn more about taking part in the events below, contact SoCalGas at 1-877-344-8509.
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