WASHINGTON CITY – Community members are invited to bring gloves and rakes and roll up their sleeves to help clean up a local landmark this weekend.
At 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve will host a community cleanup event at the Boilers, a unique artesian-fed pond with a rich local history. The Boiling Springs nonprofit group is working to preserve and protect the Boilers, and this community event is one step in that direction.
“Everyone who participates will get a ‘Save the Boilers’ T-shirt, and we have some really cool prizes to give away, too,” said Nicole Warner, Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve director.
Cleanup volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes, pruning shears and other gardening tools, along with a hat and sunscreen, and pitch in to help clean up the Boilers property. In addition to receiving a free T-shirt, participants will be eligible to win prizes, including a Dell laptop, his and her snowboards, passes to the Washington City Community Center, Green Springs Golf Course passes and Tuacahn tickets.
Bottled water and a light breakfast will be provided for volunteers.
Friday night, prior to the community cleanup, Desert Springs Ecoseum will host an information booth at the Washington City Chamber of Commerce’s July Movie in the Park, 6-9 p.m. at Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph St. During the event, attendees can learn more about the Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve and ways they can help save the Boilers.
The Chamber of Commerce event will begin at 6 p.m. and include a free ice cream social, pie eating contest, face painting and live music. There will also be an ice cream taste-testing competition, judged by Washington City’s “Shop Local” committee. Following these events, “Monsters University” will be shown on the outdoor screen. Admission is free.
- Washington City Chamber of Commerce July Movie in the Park
- When: Friday, July 11, 6-9 p.m.
- Where: Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph St. in Washington
- Admission: Free
- Community cleanup at the Boilers
- When: Saturday, July 12, 7:30 a.m.
- Where: The Boilers property, located north of Interstate 15 in Washington, about 200 W. Buena Vista Blvd. (travel north on Main Street, go under the overpass and turn left on Buena Vista Boulevard; park in the dirt lot just north of I-15)
- Admission: Free
- Contact: Boiling Springs Ecoseum website | email | 435-705-1818
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