02/18/17

Lower Salt River Cleanup

500+ volunteers start to arrive for a cleanup of the Lower Salt River. Photo courtesy of Milo LeBaron

In 2016, Natural Restorations teamed with Friends of the Tonto National Forest and Keep It Will Co. to expand our reach and provide more opportunities for volunteers to make an impact on our wilderness areas. They make unbelievably comfortable southwest inspired goods and use a portion of their profits to fund, support, and take part in cleanups and other events that are preserving our wild places. We are extremely proud of our partnership with Keep It Wild Co. and what we have accomplished together.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017 500+ volunteers helped us remove an estimated 9 tons of trash from the Lower Salt River at Phon D Sutton, Sheep's Crossing and Blue Point. We would like to thank everyone who came out to make an immediate, visible impact on the Salt River.

The following photo gallery is courtesy of Milo LeBaron. Click on the picture for larger images.

The following photo gallery is courtesy of Tom Story Photography. Click on the picture for larger images. 

We would also like to thank all of the organizations who helped make this cleanup a success: Arizona Trail Association, American RiversThe Home Depot, Matt and his team at The Home Depot on Mckellips Road, Bob and his team at The Home Depot in Apache Junction, Huppybar, LeBaron & Carroll Insurance, Lehi Valley Trading Company, Safeway, Kevin and his team at Safeway on Power Road, Sprouts Farmers Market, the team at Sprouts Farmers Market on Brown Road, Tanka Bar, and the U.S. Forest Service - Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District. And special thanks to Sue Schaffer from Footprints Matter to Us, Judd Bowers from J. Bowers and Associates and Roxey Bowers for all of your help. 

To get involved, click HERE to check out our events calendar. 

Additional Photos. Click on the images for larger images.