Spring Clean Up Planned For North Rim Of Canyon


By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) – The Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District Office staff will join the Southern Idaho Off-Road Association, Magic Valley ATV Riders, Snake River Canyon Krawlers, Jerome County Commissioners, Backcountry Horsemen, area geocachers and other organizations to pick up and haul off garbage from the north rim of the Snake River Canyon on May 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members of the public interested in removing trash are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers should plan to meet just north of the Perrine Bridge and east of Highway 93.
Each spring for the past 14 years, these organizations and volunteers have gathered to pick up trash that collects year after year. According to Greg Moore of the Southern Idaho Off-Road Association, “We just couldn’t do this without the support of all of our sponsors, in particular, Cesco Equipment and Southern Idaho Solid Waste. The donated heavy equipment is indispensable for hauling out the huge volumes of trash, and the donated dumpsters enable us to clean this area year after year.”
Unfortunately, several areas within the Snake River Canyon Park continually receive hefty amounts of illegally dumped trash. These areas will be the focus of Saturday’s events, which will allow numerous volunteers the opportunity to take part in keeping their public lands clean, safe and beautiful. Volunteers for the cleanup should plan to dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and sun block. The Southern Idaho Off-Road Association will provide pizza for lunch for volunteers.
Additional sponsors for the clean-up event include Columbia Electric, Western Waste Services, Western States CAT rental and Jim Bob’s Bakery. For additional information, please contact Greg Moore of the Southern Idaho Off-Road Association at (208) 539-2012.

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