Edgar McGregor began picking up litter daily at the Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center in Los Angeles County in May 2019. He said on March 5, 2021, that it was finally clear of municipal waste. After spending 589 consecutive days picking up litter at one of Los Angeles County’s most popular hiking spots, 20-year-old Edgar McGregor says the park is clean of municipal waste. But his job is far from over. The climate activist, who says he has autism, made the trip to Eaton Canyon — part of the Angeles National Forest in southern California — throughout the pandemic and in extreme weather, picking up litter left behind by visitors and posting his progress on social media. He announced on Friday that there was no more trash to be found, but that he plans to return several times a week for maintenance while also turning his attention to new parks. "Not worrying about litterbugs and simply immersing myself in this work has made me more excited than ever to go out every single day and pick up," McGregor told NPR over email. "There is nothing more satisfying than seeing brand new animals return to your park […]

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