Sunday, January 9, 2011

14th Annual Sand Dunes Cleanup

Mark your calendars and plan your weekend, as the 14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup is scheduled for January 15, 2011.

14th Annual ISDRA Martin Luther King Weekend Sand Dunes Cleanup

Why is the Sand Dune Cleanup so important?

The annual Sand Dunes Cleanup event is vital to all desert enthusiasts, not just off-roaders. Dune cleanup events draw volunteers out to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and provide a fun day for the whole family, all while cleaning up the dunes and teaching our young ones about the importance of a clean environment. The sustainability of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is dependent on the ability of all dune enthusiasts to maintain a clean and safe recreation area.

That does sound important, so how can I help?

In order to participate in the 14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup, you must register. Please arrive at one of the designated registration sites at 8:00 a.m. PST to pick up your trash bags. The first 3,000 registered volunteers will take home a free t-shirt, and each bag of trash collected will be exchanged for raffle tickets for a prize drawing that will be held at the end of the event.

South dunes registration areas include:

  • Gordon's Well (south end main staging area, near public restrooms)
  • Buttercup at Vendors Row
  • Ogilby Camp (past the tower toward the south)
  • Midway

North dunes registration areas include:

  • Glamis Flats (north end main staging area near vendor row)
  • Wash Road (Wash 4)
  • Gecko Road (across from the BLM ranger station)
  • Oldsmobile Hill

Dune cleanup is from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST, lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. PST - 12:30 p.m. PST, and the prize raffle will start at 12:30 p.m. until finished.

The 14th annual Dunes Cleanup is sponsored by the United Desert Gateway, Monster Energy Drink, Rally's Burgers, Unchained Studios Unlimited and the Bureau of Land Management.
For questions or more information, please e-mail or call 1-760-337-4155.

14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup registration and signup information:

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15
LUNCH: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST

  • North dunes, Glamis Flats
  • South dunes, Gordon's Well

PRIZE GIVEAWAY: 12:30 p.m. until done.

If for any reason you cannot make the 14th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup, or if you would like to volunteer for additional cleanups, there are also several mini-cleanups scheduled.

Mini Clean-ups Schedule 2010/2011:
When: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

North Dunes
Oldsmobile Hill:

  • November 6, 2010
  • February 26, 2011
  • March 19, 2011

South Dunes
Comp Hill:

  • November 6, 2010

Dunbuggy Flats:

  • February 26, 2011