It's that time of year again! Easter Jeep Safari is just around the corner and we've again taken on the task of cleaning up Potato Salad Hill and raising some money to fund a dumpster and porta-potties. We really could use help from the members of JKO, financially and physically.
For 2016 Easter week Potato Salad Hill (PSH) will be open and as large of an attraction as ever and this year is the 10th Anniversary of the PSH Cleanup during EJS!
RME has already contacted the BLM and the Sheriff’s office who are all in favor of seeing the continued support from RME and the off-road community. As you probably know the PSH area is small, gathers large crowds and has no facilities to accommodate those numbers. In years past it has brought many problems for the Sheriff’s office and the BLM who are responsible for the land. Both the BLM and Sheriff’s office will continue to monitor this area during this high traffic weekend. Our focused efforts in that area really can go a long way with showing the groups that the rockcrawlers take land clean up and use serious.
Several years ago Jeff Knoll pioneered the idea of collecting funds and picking up trash to help keep PSH open to the public for the Easter weekend. Since then RME has stepped up to take that project over and continue the fantastic start given by Jeff. Again for 2016 it is our turn to give back to Moab. Help us ensure that the off-road community can work with the local governments, and we can all work together to keep PSH open. Last year RME members quickly raised money to help pay for the dumpsters and port-a-potties that were stationed at PSH for the entire week! We had several members who were able to walk the area to pick up litter and have it taken care of.
Our efforts were noticed and appreciated. One positive example is the good comments we received from “The Solutions of Moab” a recycling center adjacent to the PSH area who takes a personal interest in the PSH area and works closely with the BLM and city council on the condition of PSH. Those few hours spent went a long way for our cause!
In February 2012, RME4x4.com (including all members who helped out) was awarded a plaque for the efforts and donations during Easter Jeep Safari 2011!
This year I can only hope for the same. I would like to challenge you to help raise $2000 (or more!) to fund this project. I would also like to challenge members who are in Moab those times to take a few minutes out of their vacation and walk the area to keep it clean.
Donations can be made via PayPal to [email protected]
Keep an eye on the progress of the fundraiser here- http://www.rme4x4.com/PSHcleanup.php
All funds will go directly to the cleanup of the area, dumpsters and port-a-potties. Anything collected over the needed amount will be donated to the RR4W MUD fund. (Multi Use Defense Fund to delegate money to support pro-active measures in land use issues)
We're asking for help with cleaning up PSH, picking up trash in the mornings (or any time you're there) during EJS. Later in the week will need the most effort, especially Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you out there!