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Club Information => Club Xcursion Information => Topic started by: AZ-Ted on January 23, 2015, 08:29:08 AM

Title: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on January 23, 2015, 08:29:08 AM
Hello AZXC,

I just got an email from Tom B. over at the BLM.  TreadLightly!, along with the BLM, are holding a trail cleanup at Table Mesa Road on March 1st (which is a Sunday).  TM is a great area with a lot of trails that are used by multiple types of users (4x4s, Dirtbikes / ATVs, Hikers, Shooters, and Equestrians, too).  The problem is, not everyone packs out what they pack in.

What:  Table Mesa Cleanup
When:  March 1st, 2015 (a Sunday)
Where:  I-17 exit 236 (WEST side of freeway)
Time:  8:00am-2:00pm

If you attend the cleanup, please bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc.  Also, be sure to wear close-toed shoes.

Items that may be useful are rakes, shovels, and trash bags.  I will bring a box or two of the Contractor's trashbags, as well as my trailer (to haul the garbage back to the staging area).

Hope to see you there!


Note:  for AZXCers who attend, I have Table Mesa Cleanup stickers (still had a few left over from the really big cleanup we sponsored back in 2010).

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Title: Re:
Post by: TeguTerra on January 23, 2015, 09:38:48 AM
I will try attending with my wife and 6 year old son.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 23, 2015, 10:11:27 AM
I don't have my schedule for March yet, but I will plan on attending.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on February 16, 2015, 08:40:32 AM
I don't have my schedule for March yet, but I will plan on attending.

Hey, unless something crazy happens I currently have March 1st off.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 16, 2015, 08:15:39 PM
The cleanup at TM is just under two weeks away.  Hopefully, we can get a good Nissan showing out there.
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Post by: TeguTerra on February 16, 2015, 08:40:37 PM
Unless my in-laws fall through on watching my 18 month old I will be there with my wife and 6 year old son.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on February 18, 2015, 02:05:15 AM
Oh wow, I randomly have that Sunday off. Guess I got some cleanin' to do!  ;D
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 22, 2015, 09:22:01 PM
Table Mesa Cleanup is one week out (March 1st).  I just heard that lunch will be provided (a tire shop has recently signed on as a sponsor of the event).
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: m.sainz12 on February 23, 2015, 01:38:37 AM
Ya Discount tire is sponsoring it I believe. I wish i could make it but I work Sundays and I usually sleep in until 12-1pm
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: kskrieger on February 23, 2015, 09:20:26 AM
My son and I will be there - provided we don't get stuck up in Flagstaff in the snow ;)
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 23, 2015, 06:57:05 PM
This is shaping up to be a good turnout by the AZXC crew!

FYI, if anyone wants to caravan up to Table Mesa, I will be at the McDonald's on Carefree Highway and I-17 at 8:00am.  Going to grab a bite to eat while I'm there, and I will head out promptly at 8:30am.

See you there!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on February 23, 2015, 08:53:25 PM
Just curious, this is happening rain or shine, correct?
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 25, 2015, 09:39:21 PM
Just curious, this is happening rain or shine, correct?

Yes, "rain or shine", this will take place on Sunday.  Rain would be good, as there would be some fun mud holes to play in.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on February 25, 2015, 09:47:50 PM
I will be there! ill plan to meet you at mcdonalds
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on February 25, 2015, 10:29:18 PM
Just curious, this is happening rain or shine, correct?

Yes, "rain or shine", this will take place on Sunday.  Rain would be good, as there would be some fun mud holes to play in.

Sounds good, then!

Another question: is it alright to roll up to the event late? Start time is listed as 8 am...
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 25, 2015, 10:35:03 PM

Sounds good, then!

Another question: is it alright to roll up to the event late? Start time is listed as 8 am...

Yes, I don't plan on getting there until 9:00am (I'll be leaving the McD's at Carefree Hwy and I-17 at 8:30am to head up there).  Show up when you can and stay for as long as you like.  It is very open ended.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on February 25, 2015, 11:20:50 PM
I hear ya. I'll caravan with you, then. :)
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Post by: TeguTerra on February 26, 2015, 07:53:30 AM
I won't be able to attend now,  my father in law shattered his foot at is put up at home right now and my mother in law flew out of town for the next week so we have to go help him out around do the house this weekend.   See everyone at the meet and greet
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 01, 2015, 07:57:37 AM
I got a sick kid this morning, so I won't be able to make it.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 01, 2015, 04:23:33 PM
Well, that was a lot of fun! It was cool to see so many different clubs and organizations out there cleanin'!

Thanks for dragging me along, Ted! It was nice meeting you.

Just a couple little pitchers...

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj319/omni000/Table%20Mesa%20cleanup%202015/20150301_090208_zpsw1m33imh.jpg)

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj319/omni000/Table%20Mesa%20cleanup%202015/20150301_112658_RichtoneHDR_zps0qnbuqa4.jpg)
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: Azfronty99 on March 01, 2015, 05:53:23 PM
Didn't show up till like 130 unfortunately. But I seen ted and another red xterra leaving
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on March 01, 2015, 08:44:17 PM
Well, that was a lot of fun! It was cool to see so many different clubs and organizations out there cleanin'!

Thanks for dragging me along, Ted! It was nice meeting you.

It was great to meet you too!  I agree, it was cool to see all the other clubs and how enthusiastic they were about keeping our trails clean and open.

Didn't show up till like 130 unfortunately. But I seen ted and another red xterra leaving

Bummer I missed you, Jeff.  My windows were pretty dirty by the end of the cleanup (the Titan Swap can really let the mud fly).
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: AZ-Ted on March 04, 2015, 08:54:53 PM
Here is an excerpt from a TreadLightly! email that was sent out today about the Table Mesa Cleanup:

PHOENIX, Arizona - March 4, 2015 - On March 1, nearly 250 volunteers braved the rain to help pick up more than 10 tons of trash detracting from the beauty of the popular Table Mesa Recreation Area north of Phoenix. The cleanup project is part of a larger effort to ensure continued access to public lands in Arizona by promoting outdoor ethics. The initiative - Respected Access is Open Access in Arizona - is supported by a coalition of partners including the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Game and Fish Department, US Forest Service and Tread Lightly!, a national nonprofit organization that promotes responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

"We had an outstanding turnout, especially considering the rain," said Tom Bickauskas, Natural Resource Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management. "It's a tremendous showing of support for our public lands. Stewardship is everyone's job. When people can contribute in this fashion it will keep public lands open to as many uses as possible."



And here is a link to a short, but cool video about the cleanup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNYgsrBrMm4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNYgsrBrMm4)



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Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Sunday (3/1/15)
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on March 05, 2015, 07:57:47 AM
Great job, glad a couple where able to represent AZXC.  This work is very important and allows us all to keep camping and wheeling.