unnamedThe United Desert Gateway invites desert enthusiasts to the 19th Annual Sand Dunes Cleanup on Saturday January 19th, 2016. The annual cleanup is an important date on any duner’s calendar and is vital to the sustainability of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. This event not only keeps our dunes clean and open for all to enjoy, but is fun for the entire family. This is a free pass weekend at the ISDRA, Friday, January 15-Monday, January 18th, so come out and join us!

Registration sites will be open in both the North and South dunes areas.

North dune registration areas include: Glamis Flats (north end main staging area, event area of the Glamis Beach Store, near vendor row,) Wash Road (Wash 4,) Gecko Road (across from the BLM ranger station,) and Oldsmobile Hill.

South dune registration areas include: Gordon’s Well (at the south end main staging area, near the public restrooms,) Buttercup (vendor row,) and Ogilby Camp (past the tower towards the south).

To participate, come to one of the listed registration sites, beginning at 8:00 am, to register and pick up your trash bags. The first 2,000 volunteers to register will receive a free event t-shirt. From 8:00 am – 11:30 am, volunteers will scour the desert for litter and trade their bags of collected trash in for drawing tickets.

Lunch will be served at the main staging areas from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

The prize drawing will be held directly after lunch.

The 19th Annual Dunes Cleanup is proudly presented by the United Desert Gateway, Monster Energy Drink, New Gold, Rally’s Burgers, Papa John’s Pizza, Polaris, Kawasaki, and the Bureau of Land Management.

The American Sand Association is a partner of the UDG and also a proud sponsor of this event.

For more information contact: Charla Teeters at charla@uniteddesertgateway.org(760) 337-4155