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Group cleans up BLM land near Groveland

March 24, 2014

Courtesy photo Volunteers hauled out between 6-7,000 pounds of garbage on Sunday in a two-acre area at the end of McDonaldville Road.

Twenty-five volunteers spent four hours on Sunday cleaning up a two-acre area at the end of McDonaldville Road.
"This is all BLM land," said Jerry Wallace, Sunday's clean-up organizer. "It's close to town so a lot of people use it.
"People just trash it," he said. "It's mostly used for target practice so there is glass everywhere."
Wallace posted this project on Facebook. Twenty-five people responded and showed up to help. People came from as far as St. Anthony, Rexburg and Idaho Falls.
In four hours, the volunteers picked up 6-7,000 pounds of garbage. Two big trailers and two pick-up trucks were filled with garbage which they hauled off.
"I hope people realize the area is much nicer when it is clean," said Wallace. "I hope they keep it this way.
"We have four more projects scheduled in Bingham County around the Springfield-Tabor Road," he said.
Dates have yet to be set for these clean-up projects.
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