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Watch those LA River Garbage Catchers in Action

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As mentioned in May, 16 LA River-adjacent cities were handed $10 million in federal stimulus funds to install debris-stopping filters in storm drains. The 12,000 devices will keep 840,000 pounds of trash per year from flowing into the river, and eventually, the Pacific Ocean. Last week, ABC7 featured video of the nifty things that shows how they work when it rains: a retractable screen on the drain opens where water and trash go, and a second screen inside the drain captures the detritus--city maintenance workers will vacuum out the yuck periodically.

· 12,000 LA River Storm Drains to Be Retrofitted [ABC7]
· Trashy-Looking Long Beach Ignored in River Clean-Up? [Curbed LA]