Photo Courtesy of Tru Flask & O’Shea Tometi

02/23/19 Base & Meridian Wildlife Area Cleanup Project

Photo courtesy of Taylor Youngblood

We teamed up with Arizona Game & Fish and REI for again for our 2nd Base & Meridian Wildlife Area Cleanup on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019. 187 volunteers, including 59 youth volunteers, helped us remove trash from this beautiful area. We will share the dumpster weight as soon as we have the data.

We will continue to work with Arizona Game & Fish, REI, the City of Avondale, and the City of Goodyear as we work towards a long-term solution to revitalize this beautiful area and keep it free from trash so it can become a premier outdoor recreation destination in the West Valley for the outdoor community.

Arizona Outback Adventures and Redline Rentals & Sales teamed up with us for the second weekend in a row to bring tandem and single kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and guides out for volunteers to help us remove trash from the river.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of this event:

American Rivers, Arizona Outback Adventures, Bass Pro Shops in Mesa, City of Avondale, City of Goodyear, CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Desert Monsters Tours, Garland Signs & Specialties, GooseBump Marketing & Events, Matt & his team at The Home Depot in NE Mesa off McKellips & Power, ICON Vehicle Dynamics, LeBaron & Carroll Insurance, Manatee Bags, OdySea Aquarium Foundation, Redline Rental & Sales, REI in Phoenix, REI Goodyear Distribution Center, Steve & his team at the Rubio’s in Avondale, Salt River Project, Taylor Youngblood, & Tru Flask.

Check out all of the amazing photo galleries below from Taylor Youngblood, volunteers, & a few from us.

Photos courtesy of Taylor Youngblood - click a photo to view full size image

Photos courtesy of Tru Flask & O’Shea Tometi

Shout out to Lad, Mark, & Caleb from Tru Flask for their commitment to Natural Restorations! We are excited about our collaborative partnership with them and thrilled to offer you custom Natural Restorations Tru Flask bottles and tumblers for a donation that goes directly towards supporting our programs. We will be sharing all the details about our partnership & how you can get a Natural Restorations Tru Flask soon, thank you for your patience while we get our online store set up. ⁣


Thank you to everyone from REI in Phoenix and the REI Goodyear Distribution Center for giving REI t-shirts, stickers, and goodies to volunteers! Thank you to Steve and his team at the Rubio’s in Avondale for brining guacamole and chips out to volunteers!

Raffle Winners! Huge thank you to Bass Pro Shops in Mesa,  Manatee Bags, Redline Rentals & SalesREI, & Tru Flask for donating items to the raffle!

Pictures courtesy of Justin & Nicole Corey

Pictures volunteers shared with us

Click HERE to check out our Events Calendar & register for a cleanup.