VCC Chamber in Action Committee Introduces Pop-Up Cleaning Crews in the Venice

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September 22, 2020

Venice, CA. September 22, 2020 - On Saturday, September 19, National Clean Up Day, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, the Venice Chamber of Commerce (VCC) Chamber in Chamber in Action Committee launched its first Pop-Up Crew to clean up litter on Ocean Front Walk. Organized and coordinated by VCC board member and committee chair Brennan Lindner, the group of eight volunteers worked along Ocean Front Walk from Windward to Dudley and for two hours picked up a total of 10 bags of trash. Passersby thanked the crew for their work as they made their way down the route. 


Pop-up cleaning crew on Ocean Front Walk. Photo courtesy of Venice Paparazzi  


Lindner, a Venice resident since 2007, was driven to start the pop up crews after noticing  an accumulation of trash around Venice in recent months. Finding this unacceptable, and with a little more time on his hands since his company Generic Events had to pivot to the virtual world, he decided it was time to take charge rather than wait for the City to do something. “It’s a great way for stakeholders to be active in their community and make a direct impact where you can immediately see results,” said Lindner.


Working in small groups for social distancing, Chamber in Action pop-up crews will be visiting different areas around Venice in the coming months to pick up trash, initially once a month, and expanding to more frequently should there be sufficient volunteer support. So if you happen to be out and about in the early hours of a quiet Venice morning and you see our pop-up crews working, wander on by and say hi. 


Volunteers welcome. Contact for more information. 


The VCC Chamber in Action Committee brings Chamber members and the community together to work on improving local businesses and communities through service and facilitation in an attempt to make lasting, positive change. 

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The Venice Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business leaders who actively serve as advocates for the ever-growing Venice business community. Through dynamic networking events and diverse committees, we support the interests of area businesses and contribute to improving the vitality of the local economy; positioning Venice as the “creative soul” of Los Angeles. To learn more about the Venice Chamber, visit



Donna Lasman, CEO, (310) 822-5425