Marys Peak Cleanup, August 13

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management, US Forestry Service, and Trash No Land – a Washington-based nonprofit “dedicated to making a positive difference in recreational target shooting, toward the critical goal of protecting and preserving our public lands” – are joining together this Saturday, August 13, to clean up a little bit of Marys Peak.  

If you love our peak, then you’re welcome to join in because volunteers are needed, welcomed, and will be fed a delicious BBQ lunch. There’s even a free raffle drawing for several amazing prizes in the afternoon.  

It starts at 9:00 a.m. on Marys Peak Rd. at the rock quarry at Mile Post Four. That’s GPS coordinates 44°28’47.3″N 123°32’21.1″W or a Google Map can be found here.  

Many people come to the quarry for target practice, so this is a chance to get to know other shooting enthusiasts in the area as well. Please note though that use of firearms during the cleanup will be prohibited.   

All you need to bring is your willingness to help out and a pair of gloves – although if you bring a friend or two along it would be great. If you bring any kids along, it’s best if they’re 12 or older, plus they have to be supervised by a responsible adult.  

Plus, it helps us all have a healthier recreation area.  

By Marissa Roberts 

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