WildPlaces will join a partner organization on the Kern, Kern River Conservancy on 7/9/17 at 10 am on Loyd Meadows for a post 4th of July clean up in the Western Divide Ranger District. Volunteers to meet at the large dirt turn out on M99 and Johnsondale Blvd at R Ranch. We will organize and disperse teams as per the lead of Kern River Conservancy.
Registration begins at 9:30am and followed up with a quick picnic after the clean up. Please dress according to terrain and weather. Gloves and equipment provided. Wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Bring water bottle, lunch, bug repellant. It will be hot so be prepared! More details and to register ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org and 559.539.5263.
We will be mopping up the mess left by some of our brothers and sisters while doing outreach on the Leave No Trace Principles, maybe even friends and neighbors. We generally know who it is and its : 1.) only about 10-15% of recreationists, 2.) it ain't any of us, 3.) corporartions world-wide are polluting rivers on a scale that makes a dirty diaper seem inconsequential.
Nonetheless, Nature only sees and feels the trash that WE two-leggeds leave behind. I don't know about you all, but it might be better to be on her good side as much as possible..
WildPlaces will head to the at 8 a.m. from Springville on event day and probably camp over at Remington Hotsprings that night. We have room in the van for those wanting to go and to camp and soak at Remington.
More details coming....