|A Unique Endeavor for Unique Times
Mammoth Lakes, CA (October 15, 2020) – If you’ve ever been to the shooting range up Antelope Springs Rd. in Mammoth Lakes, you may have wondered if you were in the right place. The undeveloped shooting area north of the geothermal plant has been well visited and under loved. Unfortunately, the practice of using the area and leaving behind the waste, has consistently become the norm.
Granted this is not everybody. There are plenty of responsible users who haul out the targets, shell casings, and other amenities brought in to enjoy the day. But there are others that bring out and leave behind refrigerators, glass bottles, and televisions. Beyond the aesthetics of a trashed area, wildlife and humans are threatened by the toxins and debris.
This year, Mammoth Lakes Recreation is partnering with Snowblind Distributors to “Act Local” and host a clean up at the site. “Act Local” is the theme of the annual Yosemite Facelift event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. Rather that forgoing the clean-up, organizers reached out to neighboring communities to act local. This effort has resulted in a first-time-ever regional clean up throughout the Eastern Sierra.
MLR has been awarded a Clean Trails Initiative Grant sponsored by ExtremeTerrain to support this effort. The initiative spreads the Extreme Terrain motto to “respect the integrity of the landscape we live, drive and play on, and strive to leave the trails we enjoy better than we found them.” Thank you Extreme Terrain for supporting trails!
Please join us Friday, October 16 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Mammoth Shooting Range. We will be supplying trash bags and grabbers, and will haul the waste out for disposal. Please bring your own PPE (mask and gloves). Contact MLR with any event or location questions. Sign the pledge HERE!