An Explorer of the Mojave Desert shared sickening images of illegal dumping with the XMD Facebook group – an abandoned long term camp with rotting food, tents, inflatable mattresses, clothing and much more too gross to go into here. He and many others wanted to organize a cleanup.
Blightsites and DEHSART have collaborated in the past on #storiesandstewardship clean up events at Giant Rock, so I contacted the BLM-Barstow Field Office.
Turns out a lot of people care about Giant Rock as the Landers Community Association posted about it and explained the Mojave Desert Land Trust wanted to help.
Please join all of us for a public display of affection for our public lands on Saturday, September 9 from 8-11 AM. I’ll be sharing some stories about Giant Rock from my ongoing research and I hope we’ll learn others while we make quick work of cleaning up multiple sites around Giant Rock while appreciating those we can’t touch!
Organized by the BLM BFO, Landers Community Association, the Mojave Desert Land Trust and reporting/creative reuse map project Blightsites.org. Hope to see you there!