UPDATED: Planned Pioneer Park and Red Cliffs Desert Reserve cleanup canceled

A trail leads into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in Ivins, Utah, Aug. 23, 2016 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — With a goal of removing everything from graffiti to trash, Washington County and its partners will host a public lands cleanup of Pioneer Park and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Update Feb. 23, 3:40 p.m. Due to inclement weather, the Saturday cleanup effort at Pioneer Park and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve has been postponed. No new date or time has been announced yet.

Participants are encouraged to meet near the pavilion at the middle entrance to Pioneer Park in downtown St. George to sign release waivers and receive supplies and instructions. Volunteers will also be invited to join the “Give Your Land a Hand” mailing list, named after the countywide campaign launched in November 2016.

Read more: ‘Give Your Land a Hand;’ county launches public land cleanup effort

The county is asking for the public’s assistance with erasing graffiti and removing trash in Pioneer Park and along the T-Bone and Pioneer Rim trails in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

The Washington County “Give Your Land a Hand” Public Lands Clean-Up committee will provide trash bags and other supplies. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves, water and snacks for the event and to wear protective clothing like boots, hats, long-sleeve shirts and long pants.

Event details

  • What: Pioneer Park and Red Cliffs Desert Reserve cleanup.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Where: Meet near the pavilion at the middle entrance to Pioneer Park.
  • Details: For more information go to the Give Your Land a Hand website or email info@giveyourlandahand.com.

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  • beacon February 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    This is an excellent reason to stop the idea of a Northern Corridor that would go through the heart of the NCA/Reserve. If people are already creating trash/graffiti problems in the readily accessible areas, why would opening up more area for them be a good idea? The road would not solve our transportation problems but would add NCA/Reserve management problems. Also, the biggest cause of fires in the area is from human activities. A lot of fires come from I-15 activities. Adding a road through the NCA/Reserve will not be a positive for this county’s residents and taxpayers.

  • PlanetU February 20, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    try purgatory for some help, willing or not.

  • utahdiablo February 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Get the boys and girls in the striped pajamas in gen pop out at Purgatory the hell out there from the “3 hots and a cot” they are enjoying now and put them to work..

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