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.