03/11/17 Butcher Jones Recreation Area Cleanup Project

Members of the OHV Community, including TRAL members, sign-in for the cleanup. 

Members of the OHV Community, including TRAL members, sign-in for the cleanup. 

Natural Restorations hosted a Cleanup Event at Butcher Jones Recreation Area on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. 160 volunteers worked through the morning and into the afternoon to remove 4400 pounds of trash from the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) areas, the beach and surrounding trails, the picnic/parking area, and from Saguaro Lake, preventing trash from floating into to the Salt River. Justin also put out 6 campfires that were left smoldering and unattended in the OHV areas. 

Huge thanks to the following organizations and individuals for your support of this event: American Rivers, Arizona State ParksArizona Trail AssociationBaskin Robbins, Body Mechanicx Sports Therapy, Discount Tire, Footprints Matter to Us, Fry's Food Stores, The Home DepotICON Vehicle Dynamics, Insane Audio, J. Bowers & Associates, Milo LeBaron, Mountain View Printing, Phoenix Zoo, Republic Services, Safeway, SRWHMGTom Story PhotographyTrader Joe'sthe U.S. Forest Service - Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District, & Walmart.

Videography by Milo LeBaron: Butcher Jones Cleanup 03-11-17

Photo by Tom Story

Photo by Tom Story

Thank you to all of the volunteers, including members of Tonto Recreation Alliance (TRAL), OffRoad Passport, Desert Dwellers, AZ 4x4 Toyota Collective, AZ Jeepers and everyone else from the OHV Community for coming out and volunteering with us! Thank you Judd and Roxey Bowers for bringing your ATV's to deliver cold bottled water and trash bags to volunteers, put trash in the back of your ATV's and transport volunteers. Click photos for full size images.

Thank you to all of the organizations that donated to our volunteer raffle: Baskin Robbins, Body Mechanicx Sports Therapy, Discount Tire, Phoenix Zoo, Salt River Wild Horse Management Group.

Our Dedicated Restoration Team was there to help volunteers with their bags full of trash. Thanks to Justin Ballard, Brent Friedland, and Matt Allen!

Special thanks to everyone from the Tonto National Forest Mesa Ranger District! 

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 for helping us with snacks, bottled water, trash bags, buckets, and gloves for volunteers: American Rivers, Fry's Food Stores, The Home Depot, Safeway, Trader Joe's & Walmart.

This project was funded in part by a grant through the Off-Highway Vehicle Fund Managed by Arizona State Parks Board. To learn more about this project that we are extremely proud to share with you, click HERE.