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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Don't forget the 'Ceremonial Tree'

RAP presser:

The City of Los Angeles Department of RECREATION and PARKS & GAY FOR GOOD are hosting the 2nd Annual Runyon Canyon Restoration Day

WHEN:          Saturday, October 23, 2010    9am-2pm

WHERE:       Runyon Canyon Park (Fuller Gate Entrance)   2000 North Fuller, Los Angeles, CA 90046

WHAT:           The Department of Recreation and Parks in partnership with Gay For Good is hosting the 2nd Annual Runyon Canyon Restoration Day. Over 100 volunteers will come together to clean-up, replant and restore the popular Hollywood Hills Park. Volunteers will cut and clear brush, mulch hillsides, build sandbag supports, repair information kiosks and restore heavily eroded trails around the City Park. A ceremonial tree will be planted to commemorate the event. 

 The 2nd Annual Runyon Canyon Restoration Day is being supported by Councilmember Tom LaBonge (Council District 4), TreePeople, Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood Hills Neighborhood Council and Upper Nichols Canyon HOA.

Runyon Canyon is 160-acre City of Los Angeles Park that features a children’s play area, hiking trails and a 90-acre off-leash dog area. The popular hiking location has numerous trails and three breathtaking observation points with stunning views of Hollywood and the surrounding Los Angeles area.

 Gay For Good is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) volunteer service organization with over 1600 members in Los Angeles and has chapters in four other U.S. cities. Founded in 2008, the group aims to build goodwill and understanding through monthly service projects to environmental and social welfare organizations outside the LGBT community.    
WHO:             Councilmember Tom LaBonge (Council District 4)
                        TreePeople Staff
                        Hollywood Hills Neighborhood Council members
                        Volunteers working hard to restore the popular park

For more information about the Department of Recreation and Parks events, activities, programs, services and facilities, go to, or call 311, or 213.202.2700.