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I make short, silly videos on YouTube about my dogs and I traveling around to pick up litter. This video is from the clean up last year. Can't wait for the next one! Video - Dumont Dunes Annual Cleanup Event
It's the time of year to give back and take care of the amazing playground that mother nature offers to us, Dumont Dunes. Let's face it, some trash and things sometimes get left behind in fire pits or in camp when we go out to play in the sandbox. The annual cleanup is our chance to spend just a few hours of our day to make sure the dunes are free of trash. This year the Friends of El Mirage are stepping up to help the Barstow BLM with the cleanup. Usually Friends of Dumont Dunes are the ones who put it on, but over the last couple years lack of organization support has left the group without any active board members. So grab your sunglasses, gloves and friends and come out for a weekend or even just the day to help give back to Dumont. Lunch will be provided and all volunteers will receive a wristband which will get you in and out of Dumont for free that weekend. If you have any question email the contacts on the banner below, leave a comment here on our page or on the forum link provided. forum discussion: http://www.dumontduneriders.com/invision/index.php?showtopic=20562
The Dumont Dunes Cleanup has always been a rather large event over the years. It has included lunch, a raffle, and many large companies sponsoring the event. Due to the recession a few years ago, Dumont attendance just isn't what it used to be, therefore the interest and groups of duners going out are much smaller these days. Events like the cleanup rely heavily on dedicated duners and the BLM to keep them going every year. A cleanup doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun to most duners, but there's more to it than that. Those who love Dumont want to keep it a place like home and everyone wants a clean home. Most dedicated duners would cringe at the sight of trash left behind and usually stop to pick it up. The cleanup gives the community an opportunity to give back at the end of the season. It's a grassroots, volunteer effort that represents how much we care about our dunes. This year the crowd was much smaller. There was no raffle, hot dogs or big party atmosphere. Instead there were hard working duners and BLM staff out there picking up any trash they could find. In the end, Dumont became a much cleaner place. GTP Offorad was among the volunteers and they spoke in depth with Katrina, the head of the BLM, about making some changes to make the cleanup an even better turnout, sort of like the old days. Next year they have plans to help sponsor the event and also bump the date up to a cooler weekend where it doesn't interfere with other events such as the Mint 400 in NV. GTP Offroad are some of the most dedicated duners we know and are always looking to give back to the community. We hope that together we can bring the cleanup event back up to what it used to be. The cleanup was still a great success and we thank the efforts of each and every duner and BLM staff that came out to help. Forum discussion: http://www.dumontduneriders.com/invision/index.php?showtopic=20033