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Plogging for Earth Day

Pooja Salhotra
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In honor of Earth Day, The Buzz Magazines teamed up with the Memorial Park Conservancy to host a community “plogging” event on Saturday morning at the Memorial Park trails. Plogging means Picking up Litter while Jogging (or walking) and is a great way to help protect the environment while getting exercise in the process. Read more about the plogging movement in Going Green by Tracy L. Barnett.

During the Earth Day celebration, Memorial Park also offered lots of earth-friendly, family-friendly activities such as a guided scavenger hunt, hike and the opportunity to plant and take home a native wildflower. Families enjoyed the beautiful weather and peaceful trails.

  • Jennifer Hall, Justin Hall, Taylor Castillo, Murphy Jones, Jadon Hall, Jordyn Hall, Joanna Hall

    Pictured are Jennifer Hall, Justin Hall, Taylor Castillo, Murphy Jones, Jadon Hall, Jordyn Hall and Joanna Hall (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Pitts family

    John Pitts and his daughters Polly Pitts (front) and Bee Pitts (on shoulders) prepare to go plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Meyer family

    Ben Meyer, Rachel Meyer and Jake Meyer spent the morning in Memorial Park. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Teri Gerber, Sammy Gerber, Rick Silverman

    Teri Gerber, Sammy Gerber and Rick Silverman enjoyed plogging and the beautiful weather. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra) 

  • Trina family

    Pictured here are (from left): Van Trina, Huy Trina, Katherine Trina and Franklin Trina. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Mashiur Khan, Sheheli Jahan

    Mashiur Khan and Sheheli Jahan prepare to go plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Jo Rogers, Jennifer Matjeka, Lisa Searcy,

    Buzz account manager Jo Rogers (middle) brought her two friends (left) Jennifer Matjeka and (right) Lisa Searcy to help with plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Lisa Searcy, Jennifer Matjeka, Mark Gatermann, Shannon Gatermann

    Lisa Searcy, Jennifer Matjeka, Mark Gatermann and Shannon Gatermann are ready to go plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Phineas Simon, Justin Simon, Javier Simon

    (From left) Phineas Simon, Justin Simon and Javier Simon are ready to plog. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Christina Plaisance, Nick Plaisance, Kelly Skiles, Nick Hebard

    Christina Plaisance, Nick Plaisance, Kelly Skiles and Nick Hebard enjoy a sunny morning in the park with their dogs. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Victoria Flores

    Victoria Flores picked up a significant amount of litter on the trails. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra). 

  • Mark Ward, Phebe Chen

    Mark Ward and Phebe Chen enjoyed plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Girls trip

    On a girls trip from L.A., friends (from left) Lydia, Joy, Tina and Linda get ready to go plogging while exploring Memorial Park. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

  • Trails

    Families went plogging along Memorial Park's trails. The weather was perfect for the occasion.

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  • Jennifer Hall, Justin Hall, Taylor Castillo, Murphy Jones, Jadon Hall, Jordyn Hall, Joanna Hall
  • Pitts family
  • Meyer family
  • Teri Gerber, Sammy Gerber, Rick Silverman
  • Trina family
  • Mashiur Khan, Sheheli Jahan
  • Jo Rogers, Jennifer Matjeka, Lisa Searcy,
  • Lisa Searcy, Jennifer Matjeka, Mark Gatermann, Shannon Gatermann
  • Phineas Simon, Justin Simon, Javier Simon
  • Christina Plaisance, Nick Plaisance, Kelly Skiles, Nick Hebard
  • Victoria Flores
  • Mark Ward, Phebe Chen
  • Girls trip
  • Trails

More photos

Jennifer Hall, Justin Hall, Taylor Castillo, Murphy Jones, Jadon Hall, Jordyn Hall, Joanna Hall

Pictured are Jennifer Hall, Justin Hall, Taylor Castillo, Murphy Jones, Jadon Hall, Jordyn Hall and Joanna Hall (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Pitts family

John Pitts and his daughters Polly Pitts (front) and Bee Pitts (on shoulders) prepare to go plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Meyer family

Ben Meyer, Rachel Meyer and Jake Meyer spent the morning in Memorial Park. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Teri Gerber, Sammy Gerber, Rick Silverman

Teri Gerber, Sammy Gerber and Rick Silverman enjoyed plogging and the beautiful weather. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra) 

Trina family

Pictured here are (from left): Van Trina, Huy Trina, Katherine Trina and Franklin Trina. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Mashiur Khan, Sheheli Jahan

Mashiur Khan and Sheheli Jahan prepare to go plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Jo Rogers, Jennifer Matjeka, Lisa Searcy,

Buzz account manager Jo Rogers (middle) brought her two friends (left) Jennifer Matjeka and (right) Lisa Searcy to help with plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Lisa Searcy, Jennifer Matjeka, Mark Gatermann, Shannon Gatermann

Lisa Searcy, Jennifer Matjeka, Mark Gatermann and Shannon Gatermann are ready to go plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Phineas Simon, Justin Simon, Javier Simon

(From left) Phineas Simon, Justin Simon and Javier Simon are ready to plog. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Christina Plaisance, Nick Plaisance, Kelly Skiles, Nick Hebard

Christina Plaisance, Nick Plaisance, Kelly Skiles and Nick Hebard enjoy a sunny morning in the park with their dogs. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Victoria Flores

Victoria Flores picked up a significant amount of litter on the trails. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra). 

Mark Ward, Phebe Chen

Mark Ward and Phebe Chen enjoyed plogging. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Girls trip

On a girls trip from L.A., friends (from left) Lydia, Joy, Tina and Linda get ready to go plogging while exploring Memorial Park. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Trails

Families went plogging along Memorial Park's trails. The weather was perfect for the occasion.

 

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