The Friends of the Western Uintas met at the Yellow Pine Dispersed campground off the Mirror Lake Highway on Wednesday, Aug. 14, for their annual campground clean up. This is one of four campgrounds that the club cleans up each year.
Picking up trash and debris throughout the campground and cleaning fire pits is one of the ways the club helps to preserve the forest.
"It is a shame that some of the campers and forest guest don't show more respect for our forest," said Bobbie Williams, President and Founder of Friends of the Western Uintas.
The club members filled several trash bags with cans, bottles, diapers, soiled cloths, tissue paper and other unmentionable items. The fire pits were also filled with items that do not burn such as cans, bottles, trash, nails and clamps from wood they brought from their homes.
"The forest belongs to all of us. It is up to the people to keep it clean for our children and for those that will visit it in the future," Williams said.
Members of the cleanup crew were Chris and Kat Iglenski, Jim Wahl and Lynn and Bobbie Williams.
The next scheduled campground work project for Friends of the Western Uintas is set for Sept. 18 at the Pine Valley Dispersed Campground.