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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 429

Earth Day Cleanup a Success in Coachella Valley

Hard work by dedicated local residents contributed to a successful cleanup of scenic Berdoo Canyon in Coachella Valley. (test continues below)

Volunteers stand by a partiall-filled dumpster and a large pile of tires

Organized by Desert Adventures JeepTours of Palm Desert, nearly 50 people assembled on Earth Day morning, April 22nd, to cleanup tires, trash, refuse and graffiti that has accumulated in this fragile and scenic desert area.  The Great Outdoors and Desert Trails Hiking Clubs provided volunteers and support. The Kaiser Restaurant Group of Palm Desert provided lunches.  The County of Riverside provided staff and trucks for tire removal and waived landfill fees.  Desert Adventures provided staff and excellent organizational skills and the BLM provided dumpsters, graffiti removal and staff.  Other volunteers joined in resulting restoration of one of Coachella Valley's scenic gems.  The BLM will continue law enforcement patrols of this area to deter future dumping and graffiti.

A large group of people pose in front of a jeep
Men head from a truck to retrieve trash from a rocky area
Scattered group picks up trash from a rocky desert area

- John Kalish, BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office Manager, 4/28/10

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 429

Last updated: 04-30-2010