You can help ‘Give Your Land a Hand’ at Confluence Park upcoming cleanup

This 2012 photo shows a creek running through Confluence Park in LaVerkin, Utah, Sept. 9, 2012 | Photo by Vanda Wadsworth, St. George News

LAVERKIN — Community volunteers are invited to help clean up Confluence Park in LaVerkin Tuesday as part of Washington County Commission’s campaign, “Give Your Land a Hand.”

Looking down on Confluence Park in LaVerkin, undated | Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

The county’s public lands offer a wide range of outdoor recreational possibilities – horseback riding, hunting, fishing, camping and the like. Recognizing the need to protect those lands for generations to come was the impetus behind the County Commision’s “Give Your Land a Hand” initiative, according to its news release. Volunteers are needed.

Cleanup at LaVerkin’s Confluence Park Tuesday will involve collecting debris such as old water lines, fencing materials, plywood and other trash.

All interested in joining the effort, individuals and organizations alike, are asked to meet at the Confluence Park Trailhead at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Wear long pants, long sleeves and closed-toe shoes or boots; bring work gloves, water and snacks.

“Our natural beauty helps set us apart from other destinations in the region, and it is our duty to act as good stewards to keep it that way,” Commissioner Victor Iverson said. “We invite everyone to help make this treasured city park an even more enjoyable place to walk and ride horses.”

“Give Your Land a Hand” campaign logo, Washington County, Utah | Image courtesy of Washington County Commission, St. George News

The Confluence Park Trailhead is located at the north end of LaVerkin and can be accessed from the south by turning left on 900 North and entering the Riverwood subdivision. Continue to 900 North as it turns into a dirt road, and the Confluence Park Trailhead will be on the left.

Event details

  • What: Confluence Park cleanup as part of Washington County’s Give Your Land a Hand campaign.
  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Confluence Park Trailhead, LaVerkin | See directions in above report.
  • Who: Volunteers – individuals and organizations.

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