Canyon Rim Cleanup Planned for Saturday
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Put on your working gloves, volunteers are welcome to join a cleanup effort this Saturday along the canyon rim.
As they have done for the past 17 years, the Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District, Southern Idaho Off-Road Association, Backcountry Horsemen of Idaho, Magic Valley ATV Club and Jerome County will join forces to clean up the north rim of the Snake River Canyon.
Many hands make light work, however, so if you want to help out you’re more than welcome to join the effort. Bring your rakes and square-point shovels at 8 a.m. just north of the Perrine Bridge and east of Highway 93. The cleanup is planned until 2 p.m. Trash bags – and a pizza lunch after the cleanup – will be provided.
“If you remember back in the early 2000s, the whole north rim was a sea of water heaters, tires, refrigerators, syringes, garbage sacks, construction waste, dead animals and mountains of trigger trash,” BLM’s David Freiberg, Shoshone’s outdoor recreation planner, said in a prepared statement.
“Thousands of acres have been cleaned up and have remained clean, helping to provide a well-used and highly visible recreation resource for the Twin Falls and Jerome communities.”
Several sponsors are involved with the cleanup. Volunteers should dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and sun screen, according to the BLM news release. For additional information, call Greg Moore with the Southern Idaho Off-Road Association at 539-2012.