More than 300 volunteers showed up at Echo Park to participate in the city’s launch of Keep America Beautiful, the three-month-long national effort by local communities to pick up litter, paint over graffiti, and beautify their neighborhoods. One of three clean-up sites in the city, Echo Park was the nucleus of our clean-up efforts for Northeast LA. Volunteers picked up rakes and brooms at the park and radiated out towards Glendale Boulevard, Alvarado Street, and Sunset Boulevard to gather trash and report tagging. Our efforts coincided with those of cities across the country. Many thanks to our many co-sponsors, Metro Clean, Angelus Temple, Rec and Parks, the Echo Park Chamber, Echo Park Improvement Association, Echo Park Historical Society, and Echo Park Neighborhood Council, who made the day a huge success. Graffiti and trash are two of the biggest blights in our community - Keeping America Beautiful requires each of us to do our part to keep LA clean. Find out what you can do to help.