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Burbank teen seeks public’s help in capitalizing on music star’s pledge

A John Burroughs High School student is making a public plea for help in raising funds for an Eagle Scout project that would restore a portion of the San Gabriel River — with the help of musician Jack Johnson.

Griffin Armstorff needs to raise $1,323 for his habitat restoration project, which includes removing the invasive plant tamarisk from the East Fork of the San Gabriel River and planting trees within the campsite. The money will cover materials, tools and other costs to carry out the project.

On Sunday, Griffin said in an email indicating that Johnson has pledged to match any donation made to the effort, up to the fundraising goal being met. To donate, visit the project website.

Griffin plans to carry out the restoration on Sept. 29.


-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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