Dunes cleanup set for next month
Friends of the sand dunes can improve their riding grounds next month with the 16th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup.
The cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19. The family-friendly event, hosted by the United Desert Gateway, allows participants to clean up in the north and south dunes areas.
North dune registration areas include Glamis Flats (north end main staging area, event area of the Glamis Beach Store, near vendor row); Wash Road (Wash 4); Gecko Road (across from the BLM ranger station); and Oldsmobile Hill. South dune registration areas include Gordon's Well (at the south end main staging area, near the public restrooms); Buttercup (vendor row); Ogilby Camp (past the tower toward the south); and Midway. Head out to one of the listed sites starting at 8 a.m. to register and pick up your trash bags. The first 3,000 volunteers to register will receive a free event t-shirt.
Volunteers will comb the desert for litter and trade in their bags of collected trash for drawing tickets from 8-11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at the main staging areas from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The prize drawing will be held right after lunch.
The cleanup is presented by the United Desert Gateway, Monster Energy Drink, Rally's Burgers, Unchained Studios Unlimited, Got Sand? and the Bureau of Land Management.
The United Desert Gateway is a cooperation between the Brawley, El Centro and Yuma Chambers of Commerce that works in partnership with the BLM and other groups to enhance the recreational experience at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and other BLM-managed lands in the area.