Beautiful weather greeted a group of residents this past early Saturday morning at Frontier Park in La Mirada where they gathered for their first organized clean-up of the North Fork Coyote Creek Bike Path.

The effort was organized by Arco Cabrera, Associate Pastor at neighborhood Life Church based out of the VFW Post 9148.

The group walked about a quarter mile west on Foster Road to reach the trailhead of the path, which is very popular with local bicyclists offering a 13-mile ride to Seal Beach, converging with the San Gabriel River bike path along the way.

Cabrera said he uses the trail as a means of transportation from the Lakewood area, has seen it degrade over the years and would like to lend a helping hand, "We want to be a church that takes care of our city, with actual impact."

At least one very sophisticated homeless encampment that has grown substantially recently was observed along the trail. It's located near where the creek/trail crosses under the BNSF railroad tracks.

Cabrera indicated that the group would like to make this a quarterly event to assist in keeping the trail properly maintained with hopes that the number of participants will grow as they see the positive impacts. Look for information about the next clean-up right here and along our social media channels.