The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s last clean up was at the Joshua Tree Post Office August 13. There were thirteen participants that included: Howard Snowden, Cheryl Wolfe, Mark Barnes, Roger Weingaertner, Michele Given, Frieda Burdette, Ken Schaefer, Brian Scott, Den Winberry, Sylvia White, Janet Tucker, Loretta Simonet, and John Stannard. According to J.T. Clean Team organizer, John Stannard, 134 pounds was picked up for a projected annual haul of 2 tons per year. The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team’s litter pickup will be held tomorrow morning, Wednesday August 27, at Alta Loma and Olympic. The team will start at 7 a.m. and work for one short hour. There will be grabber sticks, trash bags and gloves available for use by the volunteers.
Afterwards, the team will, as always, meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are dedicated and have been coming every second, fourth and sometimes fifth Wednesdays for eight years because they love our desert and want to see it clean! The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s co-sponsors include Park Rock Cafe, Z107.7, Joshua Tree Outfitters, Joshua Tree Recreation & Park District, County of San Bernardino, Hi-Desert Star and Cal Trans. For more information call 760-366-8415.