On Sunday May 7th the WRBC teamed up with the Wood River HS NICA team and the ERC to clean up all the waste alongside Croy Canyon Rd. The road is used by cyclists to not only for cycling recreation itself but to access the trail systems available in Croy Canyon.
The largely High School aged volunteer group were a shining example of stewardship as they hit the road with great big orange bags to pick through the waste assortment on Croy Rd mostly comprised of beer bottles and cigarette packs with the occasional lost slipper and automotive underbody components. The future of Wood River Valley cycling recreation opportunities appears to be in good hands as the young cyclists in our development programs seem to value advocacy and stewardship as they grow within the larger cycling community. If you see a Wood River HS MTB Team member out and about, tell them thanks.
Residents of Croy Canyon seemed most enthusiastic about the efforts, several of them stopping to thank clean up crews as they passed by. It appears everyone who uses the road values the scenery, and the clean up was especially timely given the Spring Lupine bloom.
WRBC and the Wood River HS Team will leave a more lasting impression on the region with the new Adopt a Highway signs that are set to be installed this summer on the road. The partnership is intended to be ongoing with the ERC and an annual endeavor.
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