September 16: Lakes Basin Cleanup

Series SponsorsOld New York Deli and Bagel Company, Bleu Handcrafted Foods, Volunteer Eastern Sierra

This Event’s Sponsor: The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 

Project Description:  Please join the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce for the annual Lakes Basin Cleanup event hosted in partnership with the Great Sierra River Cleanup! A free breakfast will be provided by Old New York Bagel Company. Anyone interested in being a regular member of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System stewardship team should be sure to show up to get trained for future SOS projects. We'll be doing general cleanup of the much loved Mammoth Lakes Basin, installing new Mammoth Lakes Trail System soft surface signage, and doing general trail maintenance. A free gourmet lunch – brought to you by Volunteer Eastern Sierra and Bleu Handcrafted Foods – will end the day of trail work, along with raffle prizes, lots of great giveaways and a special prize in memory of Skip Harvey. All ages and abilities are welcome. Families and clubs are encouraged to come help. Please arrive dressed for trail work (long pants, sun protection, sturdy close-toed shoes and gloves), and don’t worry if you can’t make it right at 8:30. We can check you in and send you off to a task in progress anytime before 10:30 a.m. Trail Days are made possible by the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Inyo National ForestMammoth Lakes Recreation, and Mammoth’s own Measure R. And a special thanks to KMMT Radio for providing some priceless airtime to help spread the word! 

  • When: Saturday, September 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Meet at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot for a free bagel breakfast, safety talk and work assignments.
  • What: Trail Days Lakes Basin Cleanup will include soft surface signage repair, trail maintenance, and general cleanup on and around the trails.
  • Who: Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please dress for trail work: sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, and long pants. Gloves and tools provided.


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  • Total Volunteers: 40 Adults; 10 Children
  • Pounds of Garbage: 200
  • Trash Bags Filled:    25


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