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Go Metro to Free H20 Clean Clear Water Festival in Sherman Oaks Sunday, April 27

Wednesday April 23, 2008

Go Green Go Metro to the free H20 Oaks Clean Clear Water Festival at the Metro Orange Line Sepulveda park- and- ride lot between Erwin and Oxnard in Sherman Oaks on Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature a fun zone with on-going children activities, eco-friendly tips displays, food and craft booths including an area dedicated to pet adoptions. Musical entertainment will be provided.

The festival is sponsored by the Rotary Club-Sunset of Sherman Oaks to inform the public of the need to stop the current pollution of waterways and beaches. The trash causes beach closures, contributes to health hazards and creates ugly trash sites on local streets and on the beaches where the trash is washed ashore. The Rotary Club has a joint pilot project with Metro that allowed the installation of five aqua filtration units in five drains along the Metro Orange Line with the primary site at the Sepulveda park- and- ride lot.

The event is co-hosted with the support of the offices of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Wendy Greuel. The public is encouraged to use public transportation, walk, ride a bike or carpool to the festival.

In addition to the Metro Orange Line, Metro Bus lines 234 and 734 serve the area. Metro fares are $1.25 for a one-way ticket and $5 for all day pass. Passes can be purchased on board Metro Buses or at Metro Rail/Orange Line ticket vending machines.

To plan your trip, use the Metro Trip Planner at www.metro.net or call 1-800-COMMUTE. For more information on the festival, call 818-342-9389.


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