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Fivemile Pass Stewardship Project – Latino Conservation Week Event!
July 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-6
Meetup & Clean-up at Fivemile Pass!
Happy Latino Conservation Week! You are invited to celebrate Latinidad en Conservación Tuesday July 21 to clean up a shooting area. Public lands an hour from Salt Lake City (and closer to folks living around the southern point of the Oquirrh Mountains) are littered with trash: shotgun shells, target shrapnel, and left-behind cans and bottles densely scatter a landscape with much target shooting and nearby raptor habitat. Please meet us for a spatially-distanced clean-up, great music, and the great feeling of leaving a place better than you found it!
Where: Shooting area just outside of “Fivemile Pass Recreation Area.” Plug these GPS coordinates into Google Maps for the exact location (40.2082337, -112.2675537)
How to get there:
From Salt Lake or Utah County, head to Fivemile Pass Recreation Area. Make a pit stop at the Recreation Area if needed as toilets are not available at the clean-up site. Drive past the Recreation Area, and turn left onto the Pony Express Road. The Road is a well graded dirt road suitable for any vehicle. Drive down the road about 5 miles until you see a sign that says “Leaving Shooting Restriction Area,” then turn left onto the dirt parking lot at that sign.
From Tooele County, drive past Stockton and take a left at the Pony Express Trail historic marker onto highway 73. When the highway bends at the point of the Oquirrhs, turn right onto the Pony Express Rd. Drive down the road about 5 miles until you see a sign that says “Leaving Shooting Restriction Area,” and turn left into the dirt parking lot at that sign.
What To Wear & Bring: Close-toed shoes are required. Weather will be sunny with no shade. Bring a large water bottle, a wide brimmed hat, and a long sleeve shirt to protect you from the sun and dust.
SUWA will provide: gloves, disposal masks, a hand washing station, hand sanitizer, and water.
A Volunteer Agreement is required for this project. [Paper copies will be available the morning of the project.]