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September 15: Lakes Basin Cleanup


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Series Sponsors: Old New York Deli and Bagel CompanyBleu Handcrafted Foods, Volunteer Eastern Sierra

This Event’s Sponsors: The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of CommerceThe Nest (collective work space)

Project Description: 

Summer is winding to a close, which means Trail Days are coming to an end. On Saturday, September 15th please join Co-Hosts - the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce & The Nest (Collective Workspace) - for the final Trail Days event of the summer: the annual Lakes Basin Cleanup, held in conjunction with the Great Sierra River Cleanup.

Meet your local Trail Crew at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot at 8:30 a.m. for a delicious free bagel breakfast provided by Old New York Deli and Bagel. The day of work will be followed by a gourmet lunch brought to you by Volunteer Eastern Sierra and Bleu Handcrafted foods, along with raffle prizes, and lots of great giveaways! 

Please dress for trail work. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required; walk, bike ride or carpool if you can. Visit or call (760) 914-1769 to speak with me, Joel Rathje, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trails Coordinator for details. Trail Days events are made possible by the Inyo National Forest, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Recreation, and Mammoth’s own Measure R! 

And if you want more opportunities to get involved with our great Trail System keep an eye out for upcoming Mammoth Trails meetings where you can share your thoughts and give input to help guide the future of the MLTS!

Trail Days are made possible by the Town of Mammoth LakesInyo National ForestMammoth Lakes Recreation, and Mammoth’s own Measure R! And special thanks to KMMT Radio for airtime to spread the word!

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Meet at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot for a free bagel breakfast, safety talk, and work assignments.
  • What: Work efforts will include trail maintenance, landscape restoration and serious cleanup.
  • 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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  • 50 Volunteers participated
  • 85 Pounds of trash collected
  • 20 Trash bags filled
  • 3 Square miles cleaned