The Eastern Sierra 4X4 Club participates in Facelift Eastside
On Thursday, October 15th, the Eastern Sierra 4X4 Club participated in a stewardship project called Facelift Eastside. Twelve members of the club spent the morning picking up 3/4 of a ton of trash and litter in the Polita area and other spots along the base of the White Mountains. Everyone worked hard until the thick smoke started moving in.
So, what is this Facelift thing all about? First a little history.
in 2004, the Yosemite Climbing Association organized “The Yosemite Facelift” as an annual volunteer event to encourage visitors to clean up the park at the end of the busy summer season. This is the single largest organized volunteer clean up in any National Park. For 2020, the traditional event in Yosemite did not happen due to COVID-19. This year, Facelift, wants local volunteers to pick up trash closer to home.