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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 441

Youth cleanup project in the Eastern Sierra

The Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra outdoor education program teamed with the Bureau of Land Management's Bishop Field Office to pick up trash at the Long Valley Hot Tub sites.

Five youth and two leaders from Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra worked with BLM staff at the two heavily-used hot tub sites, “Wild Willy’s" and "Hill Top.” Several trash bags were collected and taken away. Spirits were high and the kids were anxious to help out. (text continues below)

Adults and youth hold trash bags as they look over a water hole amid sparse grassy ground cover
The group takes a moment to check out the tub site.

“Projects like this one will help to engage the youth in resource management” said Becky Hutto, BLM Park Ranger.

This is a first-year partnership between DSES and BLM.  "Our hope is to continue working with each other to future resource projects," Hutto said.

A group of adults and youth stand in front of a white pickup truck, under a cloudy sky with low mountains in the distance
Wild Willy’s hot tub site cleanup participants: Joe Pollini; Joseph, Emory, Rudolph, Dylan, and Kurt. With DSES staff members Laurel Martin and Zachary Ergish and BLM staff Becky Hutto, Zeb Hursh, Rich Williams and Jim Jennings.

- Becky Hutto, BLM California Bishop Field Office

BLM California News.bytes, issue 441

Last updated: 07-21-2010