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cryoguy
12-29-2009, 9:54 AM
The time has come for the areas around Steele Peak get a makeover. I have been contacted by the BLM office for the area and they will provide some equipment, also there will be garbage trucks there donated by the city to remove all of the trash. Please read the flier for the info and if you have any questions please PM me or email Ms. Taylor.

I do live in the area but am unsure If I will be able to attend. I will do my best and will post as soon as I find out ( I plan to have surgery late January ).

Lets get some Cagunners out there and show we are concerned about the environment and safe, clean shooting. Thank you

Cory



Volunteer Opportunity – Steele Peak SKR Reserve Cleanup

The Palm Springs-South Coast Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office will be hosting a volunteer event on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 from 9:15 AM to roughly 2 PM at the

Steele Peak SKR Reserve located approximately 4 miles west of Perris, CA.

(Township 5 South, Range 4 West, Section 9).



The project site falls within the Steele Peak SKR Reserve, an area set aside for the protection and management of the federally endangered Stephen’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys stephensi). Illegal dumping and misuse of the area has resulted in an accumulation of garbage including household refuse, broken target boards, spent shotgun shells, and other items littering the ground. Removal of the garbage will return the area back to its natural setting, thus enhancing the habitat for SKR. Using a variety of hand tools such as rakes and garbage pickers, volunteers will assist BLM staff in performing a general cleanup of the area. Gloves and some tools will be provided, but quantities are limited, so volunteers are encouraged to bring their own supplies as well. These should include personal safety supplies such as sunscreen, hat, gloves, closed toed shoes, lunch, etc. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Volunteers are to meet at one of the following locations to carpool to the project site:

1- Meet at the Palm Springs-South Coast BLM Office located at 1201 Bird Center Drive in Palm Springs at 8 AM on Saturday, December 19th. We will leave promptly at 8:15 AM.



2- Meet in the parking lot just west of Popeye’s Chicken located at 498 E 4th St in Perris, CA at 9:15 AM. From I-215, take the 4th St / Hwy 74 West exit. Head west on 4th street approximately ¼ mile. Popeye’s will be on the right-hand side just past Jack in the Box.



Interested parties should RSVP to Jennifer Taylor, BLM Volunteer Coordinator, at 760-833-7117 or by email at j5taylor@blm.gov (j5taylor@blm.gov).





Come Support Your Public Lands!

For more information on BLM volunteer events, visit

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings/palmspringsvolunteer.html