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Apr 10, 2008

Table Mesa Cleanup April 19th!!!

Get out there and lend a hand and meet some more great people!!!

If you ever enjoy the outdoors for hiking, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, hunting or shooting, then you have probably shaken your head in disgust when others dump trash at trailheads and across our deserts.

Now is your chance to help!

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a public lands clean-up at Table Mesa on Saturday, April 19, 2008, from 8 AM to noon.

Event sponsors include the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (AZOHVC), and the Good Gun Foundation, with additional event support from the Arizona Virtual Jeep Club, Arizona Rock Rats, and Absolute Offroad. The event starts at 8:00 AM with a safety orientation, and then participants will spread out to various work areas.

Wear long pants, long-sleeved-shirt, heavy gloves, hat, sunscreen and eye protection. Trash bags and some tools will be provided, but it is helpful if participants can bring their own rakes and flat-head shovels. Five-gallon buckets with handles are also handy for collecting small debris and broken glass. Another handy device are those little reach extending grabbing claws. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water to drink!

Directions: From Phoenix, take I-17 north to exit #236.

Exit and turn left on the overpass, heading west. Follow road for approximately ½ mile. After the road turns to dirt, look for the wide trailhead on the left.

Volunteer a few hours for a good cause. Keeping our public lands clean ensures that we will be able to enjoy them for generations to come.

For questions, contact Mary Skordinsky, BLM Lead Outdoor Recreation Planner, (623) 580-5586 or Nena Barlow, AZOHV Public Relations (928) 274-0570.

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