U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
California

News.bytes News.bytes Extra, issue 231

10th Annual Moose Anderson Days

On the April 29, members of the California Off Road Vehicle Association (CORVA), Kern County Search and Rescue, California City Police Department and Student Conservation Association, supported by BLM's Ridgecrest Field Office, worked on clean-up and restoration projects in the Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs off-highway vehicle areas.

Hard work with pickaxes

These projects included two trash cleanups, one trail restoration and one non-native plant removal. The trash removal filled two dumpsters (five tons of trash), a ¼ mile section of trail was restored and nearly two pickup loads of tamarisk shoots were removed. About 175 volunteers plus the supporting groups worked on the projects.

A truckload of trash about to leave in a pickup truck:
A truckload of trash about to leave in a pickup truck

A large group of people showed up to work:
Off-road four-wheelers, dune buggies and motorbikes crowd the parking area.

Volunteers including members of the Kern County Sheriff's search and rescue squad fill a dumpster with trash they've picked up from the desert:
Volunteers including members of the Kern County Sheriff's search and rescue squad fill a dumpster with trash they've picked up from the desert:

CG Roxanne Water donated the water for the clean-up volunteers; United Rentals donated the tables and chairs and Honda Corporation donated trash bags. The Kern County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team provided and cooked an outstanding Tri Tip BBQ lunch that was enjoyed by all after the projects were completed.

A crowd of workers lined up for lunch:
Workers line up for the donated lunch

- May, 2006


BLM California News.bytes, issue 231