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Imperial Sand Dune Cleanup Scheduled January 19, 2013

United Desert Gateway has annual and semi annual clean ups. They have open invites to any off-road enthusiasts and or volunteers for the 16th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup on Jan. 19, 2013.

The annual cleanup should be an important date on any off-road enthusiast’s calendar. Cleaning of the dunes is vital to the sustainability of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. This event not only helps keep the dunes clean and  but also helps keep them open for everyone to enjoy.

United Desert Gateway will have registration sites will be open in both the north and south dunes areas (Buttercup aka Gordon’s Well and Grey’s Well).  North dune registration areas include Glamis Flats (north end main staging area, event area of the Glamis Beach Store, near vendor row,) Wash Road (Wash 4,) Gecko Road (across from the BLM ranger station) and Oldsmobile Hill.  South dune registration areas include Gordons Well (at the south end main staging area, near the public restrooms), Buttercup (vendor row), Ogilby Camp (past the tower toward the south) and Midway.

To participate, come to one of the listed registration sites, beginning at 8 a.m. to register and pick up your trash bags. The first 3,000 volunteers to register will receive a free event T-shirt. From 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. volunteers will scour the desert for litter and trade in their bags of collected trash for drawing tickets. Lunch will be served at the main staging areas from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The prize drawing will be held directly after lunch.

The UDG is a nonprofit public benefit corporation made of the Brawley, El Centro and Yuma chambers of commerce and works in partnership with BLM, California Desert District (BLM) and other partners to enhance the recreational experience at the ISDRA and other BLM-managed lands in the area.

For more information on UDG or The dune cleanup call United Desert Gateway Program Manager Charla Teeters at 760-337-4155.

 

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