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Registration FAQs

Am I required to register for the Great LA River CleanUp?
How do I register for the Great LA River CleanUp?
Is there a registration fee?
Can my class/church/scout troop/company come as a group?
I am organizing a volunteer team. Do you have any tools to help me spread the word and recruit team members?
Can volunteers under 18 years of age participate in the Great LA River CleanUp?
Can I register on behalf of my family members and friends?
Can I update or cancel my registration?
What is my personal page URL?

Event FAQs

Do I need to bring my own cleanup supplies?
Do volunteers receive any event giveaways?
What should I wear to the CleanUp?
Will you provide water?
Do I have to go in the water or get wet?
What if it rains?
My company is interested in being an event sponsor. Who can I contact about sponsorship opportunities?
The question I have is not listed here. Who can I contact for more information?

Safety FAQs

Is it safe to go into the River channel?
Does anyone spray herbicides or pesticides in the LA River?
I’m concerned about the homeless encampments in the River. Is it safe to participate?
What do I do if I find toxic or hazardous waste in the River?

Donate FAQs

Can I make a donation to a team?
Where should I mail donation checks?
Who should I make my check out to?
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
What happens if I check the checkbox to "cover processing fees"?
Are donations tax-deductible?
For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
What is Friends of the LA River's Tax ID number?
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?

Fundraising FAQs

Do I need to fundraise to participate in the Great LA River CleanUp?
Do we get anything for fundraising?
What does the money go towards?
What if someone wants to write a check?
Can I mail in a cash donation?
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Can I enter a check online?
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?