Community Partnerships: Cerbat Ridge Runners leaving it better than they found it
Carrie Wostal, Law Enforcement Ranger, Colorado River District - Kingman
On February 1, the Cerbat Ridge Runners UTV/ATV Club of Kingman conducted a desert clean-up of garbage scattered throughout BLM-administered lands at the base of the Hualapai Mountains east of Kingman (Hualapai Mountain Road, around mile marker 4.5).
The effort involved over 20 members and volunteers who loaded up their off-road machines to remove 3,780 pounds of illegally dumped waste from public land. The garbage consisted of five tires and one refrigerator, in addition to target shooting and camping debris.
Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Field Office, Mohave County ERACE (Environmental Rural Area Clean-up Enforcement), and Arizona Game and Fish Department also assisted in the clean-up effort.
“Thanks to the Cerbat Ridge Runners and our partners, many wild animals, not just groundhogs, will be happy to emerge from their desert burrows this winter," said Officer Carrie Wostal, BLM Law Enforcement Ranger, whose primary area of response are the BLM-administered lands in southern Mohave County including the Kingman area.
We hope to see the Cerbat Ridge Runners again and again out on our public lands helping to leave the public lands they enjoy better than they found it. Their efforts are appreciated in all seasons.
Editor's Note: Thank you, Officer Carrie Wostal, for coordinating and participating in these events as part of your outreach efforts on the public lands you serve.