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News.bytes Extra, issue 483

Local climbing group cleans up remote recreation area

Members of the Allied Climbers of San Diego (ACSD) organized a clean up on Bureau of Land Management public lands near Jacumba, in the remote “Valley of the Moon” area.  Thirty-five volunteers collected scrap metal, shooting debris, beverage containers and old tires in a five acre area on Saturday, May 21st.

Valley of the Moon is a popular climbing destination for San Diego area residents, and the group has a strong environmental commitment.  ACSD President Adam Kimmerly comments,  “Partnering with public land agencies on projects like this helps build positive relationships between the public and the people who work on them.” It also helps to keep this beautiful and unique area clean.

a large group of volunteers poses by a pickup truck
The group gathers for a photo after a morning of hard work.

a young man carries a large rusted object in a rugged outdoor setting
A large object found during the clean-up.  Sadly, illegal dumping of trash on public lands remains a problem.

- Submitted by Tim Williamson, BLM EL Centro Field Office Park Ranger, 5/31/11

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Last updated: 06-02-2011