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PHOTOS: 200 Volunteers Clean Up Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth

This is the 7th annual service project led by local Boy Scouts.

Led by Scout Troop 921 and Venture Crew 921, more than 200 Scouts and community volunteers turned out early Saturday morning for the 7th annual Chatsworth Stoney Point Park cleanup.

They cleared the walking trails of dried brush and hauled out debris and rubbish in big plastic bags. There was also a rappelling demonstration and information on environmentalism.

The Scouts also cleaned the plaque honoring the 25 people who lost their lives near Stoney Point in the Sept. 12, 2008, Metrolink train crash.

The cleanup project which began with the effort of 15 Cub Scouts, has this year brought together volunteers, families, and community organizations such as the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, the office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Mitch Englander, Ride On Therapeutic, L.A.Works and REI Sporting Goods.

But there was more to the day than just work. There were donations, too. The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council provided breakfast and lunch. The mayor's office brought ice and water. And REI distributed Volunteer T-shirts and provided prizes for a raffle.

Photos of the day were provided to Patch by Jelena Csanyi of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council and Scout leader Les Salay.

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Don Jagg October 22, 2012 at 06:01 AM
I would have liked to have been there but I had already dedicated the time to painting over graffiti and picking up trash at the Wildlife Corridor under the 118 Fwy, up in the Pass. At the same time, a number of volunteers were building new trails in the area west of Moorpark. I think that it's fantastic that so many are willing to take time out of their busy lives to try to make things better for all of us. Kudos to everyone involved. I'm sure that I'll notice the difference the next time that I am up at Stoney Point.
Joseph October 22, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Thank you Scouts
Vic October 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Awesome job on the Wildlife Corridor under the 118. I hike that trail 3 times a week and it was a pleasant surprise. Thank You!

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