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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Annual Dunes Cleanup a Success - Imperial Sand Dunes

Annual Dunes Cleanup a Success
By Charla Teeters, United Desert Gateway Project Manager
On Saturday, January 17th, the United Desert Gateway (UDG) held their 12th annual Dunes Cleanup in the north and south regions of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. This event was a great success! Duners from all over California and Arizona, and from many other locations in the US and Canada, donated over 5,000 hours of their time to cleaning up the dunes. These volunteers are to be commended for their altruistic spirit.
Another group of people we would like to thank is the event sponsors. Without them the UDG would not be able to put on this premier event. This year's presenting sponsors were: Duner's Diner, RideNow Powersports, Monster Energy Drink, Quad Magazine, Sand Sport Magazine and the Bureau of Land Management.
We would also like to thank our Supercharged level sponsors: KD Cycle, Gilmore Off-Road, Take Pride In America, Sand Style, MGM Design, San Diego Off-Road Magazine, the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, the Brawley Chamber of Commerce, Mesquite Regional Landfill,, Extreme Performance, the American Sand Association, Gibson Performance Exhaust and Yuma Duners.
This year's Nitrous level sponsors were Alford Distributing, SoCo Group, the Sand Sport Super Show, De Anza Search and Rescue, Kawasaki Motors Corporation, RATV/MX Warehouse, Mendeola Transaxles, Rancho Performance Transaxles, Crazy Keven's, RBP and Sidewinder Shell.
High Octane level sponsors were The Brawley Inn, Cochise Motorsports, Dave Folts Transmissions, F&L Racing Fuel, Luv2Camp, ACRO Lights,, Imperial Valley Cycle Center, IMS Products Inc., Sand Posse Dune & Desert Apparel, Off-Roader's Outreach, OMF Performance Products, Raw Motorsports, San Diego Off-Road Coalition, Sweet Marie's, True Excitement, Trail Tech Inc., Axia Alloys, Superstition Services and Gold Cross Ambulance Services.
The UDG would like to extend our genuine thanks to all of our event sponsors, those companies who graciously donated products to the prize drawing and to all of the thousands of volunteers who gave of their time to keep the dunes clean and open for all to enjoy.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

7th Annual Dumont Dunes Cleanup - March 14, 2009

It's that time of year again! CLEANUP! Time to go out and give a little extra attention to our sacred riding area, Dumont Dunes.

Friends of Dumont Dunes, the non-profit organization for Dumont, presents the 7th Annual Dumont Dunes Cleanup. It is a great chance to get together with the rest of the Dumont community and give back to the place you enjoy all season.
There are usually two large dumpsters brought in by the BLM for all the trash collected. After the trash collection, a raffle and lunch takes place. Note: this is a FREE weekend so please come out and help. It's always a great time!

7th Annual Dumont Dunes Cleanup
location: Dumont Dunes camp area across from bathroom 10
date: March, 14th, 2009
time: 8AM-noon

More information can be found at

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dunes to welcome thousands of volunteers for Saturday cleanup


January 14, 2009 - 6:14 PM
Thousands of people are hitting the Imperial Sand Dunes this weekend and declaring war on litter. The 12th annual Dunes Cleanup is expected to gather up truckloads of trash from the popular recreation site. The Saturday event begins at 8 a.m. Organizers say the sight of such an impressive army of cleaners scouring the hills of golden sand truly inspires the heart. "It's just a wonderful feeling to see everyone out there working so hard to keep the dunes clean and open for recreational use," said event organizer Charla Teeters. "Duners just love the dunes and love having the area for recreation. They don't want it to be a trash dump." The annual cleanup is sponsored by United Desert Gateway, Duner's Diner, RideNow Powersports, Monster Energy Drink, Quad Magazine, Sand Sports Magazine and the Bureau of Land Management. Each year's event draws up to 4,000 people. "We get people from all over, from Phoenix to Yuma and Riverside, Los Angeles and the San Diego area," Teeters said. "The cleanup is just fun for the whole family. "Anyone can come out, too. You don't have to be duners or be out there camping to participate. The dunes are important to the whole area, both Yuma and Imperial Valley. The dunes are important to our economic development and economy." Registration sites will be located in both the south and north sides of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. North dune registration areas are Glamis Flats (north end main staging area, event area of the Glamis Beach Store, near vendor row), Wash Road (No. Four), Gecko Road (across from the BLM ranger station) and Oldsmobile Hill. South dune registration sites will be Gordon's Well (at the south end main staging area), Buttercup (vendor row), Ogilby Camp (past the tower toward the south) and Midway. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to register and pick up their free trash bags. The first 3,000 volunteers will also receive a free T-shirt. Lunch will be served at the main staging areas from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prize drawings will be held directly after lunch. For more information, go to on the Web or call Teeters at 1-760-337-4155.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

12th Annual ISDRA MLK Weekend Cleanup - January 17, 2009

12th Annual Imperial Sand Dunes Cleanup

Date: Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Registration: Is at 8:00am
Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm
- North Dunes, Glamis Flats
- South Dunes, Gordon's Well
Prize Giveaway: 12:30pm until done

  • North Dunes:Glamis Flats (main stage area, Gecko Road, Oldsmobile Hill, Roadrunner, Wash Road
  • South Dunes:Gordon's Well (main stage area), Buttercup (vendor row), Midway, Ogilby Camp (Past the tower towards the south)

About UDG - United Desert Gateway:
The United Desert Gateway, a nonprofit public benefit corporation comprised of the Brawley, El Centro Yuma Chambers of Commerce, works hand-in-hand, through an Assistance Agreement, with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District (BLM) and other partners to enhance the recreational experience at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) and other BLM managed lands in the area.

UDG Website:

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