Letter: Hubbard Mesa cleanup
On behalf of the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River Valley Field Office, I would like to give a big thanks to the White River Trail Runners, who led this year’s annual Hubbard Mesa cleanup.
More than 30 volunteers dedicated a Saturday to cleaning up this popular area outside of Rifle. They filled a 40-yard trash container with a wide variety of trash and debris.
A number of other organizations and businesses pitched in as well, including the Hi Country 4 Wheelers, Rifle Area Mountain Biking Organization, the city of Rifle and Garfield County.
While we can’t say enough about these volunteers’ contribution to public lands, we wish it wasn’t necessary. The Hubbard Mesa Open OHV Area provides an important place for people to recreate just outside Rifle, and it is unfortunate that dumping continues to be an issue here and on other public lands within this field office.
If you see someone dumping trash on public lands, please report it to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office or the local BLM office, 970-876-9000.
acting field manager, BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office
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