Despite chilly weather and the threat of blustery winds, almost one hundred volunteers gathered to go out and help pick up trash in the greater Jawbone Canyon area. Volunteers were rewarded with relatively mild weather as they went out to the designated clean-up sites.
This year the focus was once again on trigger trash out in the desert, with volunteers helping to pick up shotgun casings, targets, and trash left at popular shooting sites in the area. A welcome addition this year was members of the Mojave Elks Lodge #2049 who showed up en-force to help comb through the desert for the detritus left behind by careless recreationsts.
Crews also came across illegal construction dump sites and cleaned up everything from glass and tile, to pallets, to tires. When it was all said and done, our hard-working volunteers picked up over 3 tonnes of trash throughout the area.
Returning to Jawbone Station, crews were greeted with a hot BBQ lunch and a chance to pick-up some well-earned swag in the quick draw.
We want to thank everyone for coming out and helping keep the greater Jawbone Canyon area one of the best places to recreate in the Mojave Desert. We’ll see you next year!