2014

SoCalGas Sponsors Five Nonprofit Groups for Earth Month Events Employees to help beautify area beaches, lagoons and parks

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Earth Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and its employees are teaming up with five nonprofit groups that focus on environmental conservation to take part in upcoming events throughout the region. Starting this week, employees, their friends and family will join other volunteers at parks, beaches and lagoons throughout Southern California to pull weeds, pick up trash, and perform other tasks. The utility has also donated a total of $25,000 to the groups for these events and their other efforts. The groups include: The Friends of Channel Coast Beaches, Arroyo Seco Foundation, Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Friends of Ballona Wetlands and Heal the Bay.

"SoCalGas is as committed as each of these groups in helping to improve our environment and the work these nonprofits do is very important to the wildlife and visitors that frequent these areas. Their work is also crucial to future generations to come," said Denita Willoughby, regional vice president of external affairs and employee communications for SoCalGas.

"We're so pleased to have the support of SoCalGas and its employees in our efforts to help sustain Bolsa Chica for its wildlife and for the public to learn more about the diversity of our wetlands," said Grace Adams, executive director of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy.

To learn more about taking part in the events below, contact SoCalGas at 1-877-344-8509.

McGrath State Beach/Friends of Channel Coast Beaches




When:


Saturday, April 12

Time: 


9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:


McGrath State Beach

2211 Harbor Blvd.

What:


Beach Clean-Up




Ballona Wetlands/Friends of Ballona Wetlands




When:


Saturday, April 19

Time: 


9:30 a.m. to Noon

Where:


Ballona Wetlands

Parking lot behind Gordon's Market

303 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey

What:


Trash pick-up




Santa Monica/Heal the Bay




When:


Saturday, April 26

Time: 


10 a.m. to Noon

Where:


Santa Monica Pier

1600 Ocean Front Walk

Santa Monica, north side

What:


Beach Cleanup




Hahamongna Watershed Park/Arroyo Seco Foundation




When:


Saturday, April 26

Time: 


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:


Hahamongna Watershed Park

Oak Grove Dr. & Foothill Blvd., Pasadena

What:


Removal of invasive species, weed abatement and park clean-up.


Bolsa Chica/Bolsa Chica Conservancy




When:


Saturday, April 26

Time: 


8:30 to noon

Where:


3842 Warner Ave.

Huntington Beach

What:


Beach Clean-Up

About Southern California Gas Co.
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 20.9 million consumers connected through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

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