Volunteers invited to help with Snake River Canyon cleanup event on May 21
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – On Saturday, May 21, staff from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District will partner with the Southern Idaho Off-Road Association, Magic Valley ATV Riders and Jerome County to host a clean-up day for the north rim of the Snake River Canyon.
Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join the cleanup effort, which will begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up around 2 p.m. Participants should bring rakes and square end shovels to help with the cleanup. Interested participants should plan to dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. Volunteers should plan to meet at the Snake River Canyon Park kiosk area along Golf Course Road in Jerome, Idaho.
The annual cleanup has taken place for the past 23 years and BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner David Freiberg noted the annual cleanup effort has positively changed the appearance of the North Rim over the years. Unfortunately, several areas within the Snake River Canyon Park continue to be littered with illegally dumped trash. These specific areas will be the focus of Saturday’s event.
“Over the past few years, we have seen an incredible increase of recreation on the public lands that we manage,” stated Freiberg. “Ongoing volunteer efforts like these play an important role in our management efforts to help ensure public lands remain clean, safe, and beautiful.”
The Southern Idaho Off-Road Association will provide a pizza lunch for volunteers. Additional sponsors for the cleanup event include Treasure Valley Coffee, Mount Olympus Water, Western Waste Services and DS Services.
For additional information, please contact David Freiberg, Shoshone Field Office Outdoor Recreation Planner at (208) 732-7271.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.