4x4 Club Tackles Cleanup of Stucki Springs Road
With temperatures well in excess of 1000, Saturday, June 21, 2007, may have been the hottest day of the year, but that didn’t stop the Utah 4x4 Club. Sixteen members of the club came from all over Washington County to clean up an illegal dumping and target shooting site on Stucki Springs Road, just minutes from downtown Santa Clara.
In just over four hours, the energetic group loaded abandoned refrigerators, washing machines, and yard waste into a waiting dumpster. They also filled 120 garbage bags with broken glass, shotgun shells, spent cartridges, and beer cans.
Kurt Deissenberger, the 4X4 club’s activities director, said this project is just one among many continual proactive approaches his group takes to educate the public and promote healthy and constructive OHV recreational use. Group members also enjoy being a good neighbor and assisting in positive ways in their partnership with the BLM. “We want to show we’re really a responsible club and we want to do what we can to help,” Deissenberger said.
BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner, Dave Kiel, took part in the cleanup and was impressed with the club’s work ethic and their dedication to responsible motorized recreation. “This place had become a real eyesore,” said Kiel. “The fact that sixteen people showed up and worked this hard on the hottest day of the year, well, you can’t buy that kind of help. The BLM St. George Field Office deeply appreciates their efforts.”