we have a killer deal here, the second annual Calico cleanup days
last year we had over 300 vehicles and 700 people
presidents day weekend
we meet and get out and clean up a spot of BLM land, it is a great way to show we care about the land
there are many 4x4 trails
We at AD4x4 want to see a showing of our sister forum "FJCRUISERFROUMS.COM" this year, to hang out and camp with us, and to show the colors of this 4x4 Forum.
I really want to stress, we want a strong showing of FJCs, and we invite the guys here, to organize a group to show us, camp with us, but more importantly, show off the FJCs and our commitment as a community to steward the land. Having a group of guys from FJCRUISERFROUMS.COM with a banner at their campsite would mean everything to the FJC community.
I would like to second Highbeam's request. The Calico Clean-Up 2007 was a amazing event - truely inspiring to watch 741 volunteers and 448 vehicles (!) show up for the sole purpose of helping to clean up and improve an area we all love to wheel. The BLM was very concerned about having such a large group (although no one expected more than 200 vehicles...) in this area at one time, but the cooperation and organization was fantastic - and the clean-up extremely successful. In fact, we removed 16 tons (yes, TONS !!!) of trash, along with 5 abandoned vehicles, installed 67 trail signs, 2 kiosks, and removed graffiti from the rocks and canyon walls. All who came walked away with an renewed appreciation for the land we get to use, and the maintainence it requires if we want to keep it available. In addition, new friendships were born from the field work, and everyone walked (drove, actually) away feeling good about what we had accomplished.
The BLM has a new respect for the groups that attended and participated in the clean-up - demonstrating that off-roaders care about the areas they traverse, and are willing to put forward the effort neccessary to preserve those areas.
Lets continue to impress the regulatory agencies, and any other groups concerned, by showing the true spirit of the off-road adventurer -
Mark your calendars and make an effort to attend this year's Calico Clean-Up 2008, Feb 16-17, 2008.
Hope to see you there... Larry