Standing up to a flood of trash

GREENSPACE
Lennie Arkinstall braves rough weather to keep tons of urban debris in the L.A. River from reaching the open ocean. December 27, 2008
When it rains, Lennie Arkinstall scrambles to stanch the outflow of urban debris churning along the Long Beach area’s swollen rivers and channels.

It’s a routine task for Arkinstall, who last week was out in blustery weather resetting yellow trash-catching booms used to corral tons of lawn clippings, toys, plastic bottles, sofas and tens of thousands of cigarette butts.

What a hero!

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