To mark Earth Day and support the beautification of Los Angeles, numerous members of our Southern California team donated time to help clean and beautify areas along the LA River. Their efforts were aligned with Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR), a nonprofit focused on inspiring river stewardship through community engagement, education, advocacy, and thought leadership. This year marked FOLAR’s 30th annual Clean Up event on Earth Day.

“This is the fifth year I’ve helped organize our team’s involvement with Friend of the LA River and we had a great turn out and a lot of fun,” said Nadine Quirmbach of our Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign. “The organization is committed to preserving the Los Angeles River as a public gathering space for recreation and wildlife for generations – and we’re proud to help them achieve that mission.”

Those interested in learning more about FOLAR can do so online. Our team shared that clean-up event also provided great music, food, fun and camaraderie along with environmental stewardship. Below are additional photos from the event.