Volunteers needed to help recycling cleanup for Moab Century Tour
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Solutions, a local volunteer group, is seeking volunteers to help clean sections of local roadways from Swanny City Park to Spanish Valley Drive, the La Sal Loop Road, and state Route 128, the Colorado River Road, in preparation for the arrival of about 1,000 bicyclists who will be participating in the Moab Century Tour later this month.

The Moab Century Tour raises money for cancer survivor programs, including one that will be created here in Moab. The event organizers are working hard to create a very low waste event.

“We plan to have a recycle bin, a compost bucket, and a trash can at each of our aid stations,” said Beth Logan, one of the event organizers. “In addition to that, we have eliminated waste wherever possible. Volunteers from Solutions will help sort the material from the aid stations when we bring it all back to Swanny City Park after the event.”

“This is super,” said Sara Melnicoff, of Solutions. “People are really beginning to realize just how much the pollution we create adds to cancer rates and other illnesses. By reducing waste, composting and recycling, the Moab Century Tour is helping the environment help people stay healthy.”

Joe and Darleen Kingsley have offered to clean up Pace Hill, at the entrance to Castle Valley, while Peg Dougherty and Dan Martin will do some work on the Loop Road near Pack Creek, Melnicoff said. Cori Santos, a senior at Grand County High School and president of the school’s recycle club, will clean up a section near Ken’s Lake with the club. Several Solutions volunteers will start working on Mill Creek Drive and keep going south.

“There are several hundred pounds of recyclables littered on the roadways,” said Carol Hoggard of Solutions. “We love to remove them, recycle them, and let the beauty of the natural area shine through.”

To help with this clean up, or to receive help with the recycling collected while cleaning up, contact Solutions at 259-0910.


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