Seal Beach Lions growl about graffiti and garbage

Photo courtesy: Seal Beach Lions

Seal Beach Lions Club members came out in force on Saturday, Jan. 28, in an effort to remove graffiti and garbage along the River Bike Trail.

One team rode bicycles and cleaned up the actual trail from Rivers End to the 405. Another team cleaned up the “Fishing Hole” area and old Airport Club property near Pacific Coast Highway and the river. Lions also cleaned up a significant amount of graffiti near College Park West in areas alongside the river trail. There were 189 graffiti markings were removed and 8 large garbage bags were filled with trash.  Some of the graffiti markings were very large and needed to be covered by matching paint. Bay Hardware, located on  Seal Beach’s Main Street, donated all of the supplies for this removal project and even helped match paint chips to ensure good color matches on the large cleanup areas.

“This was our most aggressive graffiti clean-up project since beginning the program last June,” said Lions Vice President Scott Newton, “We started in Old Town and now have expanded our coverage all the way to College Park West.  Our town is as graffiti free as you can get right now.”

The Seal Beach Lions created the Lions Against Graffiti program last June and have since removed more than 1,100 graffiti taggings in all areas of the city.  If graffiti is discovered anywhere in Seal Beach, you can contact the Lions and its team will remove it within a day:

Send e-mail to or call Lion Ray at 562 208-7531.

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