Volunteers invited to annual Boquillas Ranch cleanup

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June 10th, 2008

Volunteers invited to annual Boquillas Ranch cleanup

Come out to help clean up some prime wildlife habitat and meet other sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. The 16th annual Boquillas Ranch cleanup event, west of Seligman in northwestern Arizona, will be held on Saturday, June 7.

The Mohave Sportsman Club sponsors this annual family event in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Volunteers will meet at Pica Camp at 8 a.m. and receive gloves, trash bags, tools and maps, along with information and an orientation. The volunteers will then disperse across the large (730,000-acre) ranch in their own vehicles, collect litter, and bring what they’ve collected back to Pica Camp at the end of the day for transfer to an Arizona Game and Fish Department trailer.

To get to the cleanup site from Phoenix, take I-17 north to I-40 at Flagstaff. Head west on I-40 and get off at exit 123 (State Route 66) towards Seligman/Peach Springs. Pass through Seligman heading west. To get to the Pica Camp meeting place, continue on State Route 66 to milepost 123.5, turn north and go two miles.

The Boquillas Ranch allows recreational access and offers great opportunities for wildlife watching, camping, and hunting, but ATVs are not permitted. For those participating in the cleanup, camping is available on the ranch if you would like to stay overnight.

For more information, contact Troy Christensen, Public Access Program Coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, at tchristensen@azgfd.gov or (623) 236-7492.

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