Fifty-three volunteers of all ages collected 12 truckloads of trash and other debris from two sites at the base of White Mountain in three hours. The Sweetwater County Landfill waived the fee for disposal of large items and the City of Rock Springs arranged for transportation of the heaps of trash.
“Volunteers turned out in force and we were able to make a tremendous impact on these two sites,” states RSFO Outdoor Recreation Planner Jo Foster. She adds that the NPLD event will enhance the public’s enjoyment of White Mountain and that plans for further clean-up efforts are in the works.
NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. Last year, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,067 sites and collected an estimated 500 tons of trash, removed an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants, built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails, planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants and contributed an estimated $17 million to improve public lands across the country.
For more information, please contact Foster at 307-828-4508.