The recently launched River Rangers program, run by the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, hires young Angelenos to care for the Los Angeles River, advocating for the waterway, cleaning up public spaces alongside it and preventing trash and debris from entering the river and harming the environment.

The program hires Angelenos ages 18 to 26 to provide maintenance services, perform cleanups, weed abatement and act as docents, with the hope of training the next generation of stewards for the river. The workforce program is funded by a $5.2 million grant from the Californians for All Youth Jobs Corps program.