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Volunteers needed for Lytle watershed project

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The U.S. Forest Service is calling on volunteers to help restore the Lytle Creek watershed.On September 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., people can come out to the Lytle Creek Ranger Station on 1209 Lytle Creek Road and help out.

Volunteers will be cleaning up the creek by removing rocks from the dam and picking up trash. People are encouraged to bring water, a hat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and gloves to work in.

The restoration project is taking place on National Public Lands Day, in which 170,000 Americans are expected to volunteer to help restore the beauty and vitality of public lands. Last year, more than 150,000 volunteers participated at locations in all 50 states.

The Lytle Creek watershed provides drinking water to many local communities and offers many recreational activities.

Please RSVP with your name and number in your group by Wednesday to (909) 382-2817.