Official 2020 EJS Potato Salad Hill Fundraiser & Cleanup

RME

RME4x4.com
Super Moderator
This year during Easter Jeep Safari, Potato Salad Hill (PSH) will be open and as large of an attraction as ever. RME has already contacted the BLM and the Sheriff’s office who are all in favor of seeing the continued support from RME and the off-road community. As you probably know the PSH area is small, gathers large crowds and has no facilities (bathroom or trash collection) to accommodate those numbers. In years past it has brought many problems for the Sheriff’s office and the BLM who are responsible for the land, as PSH is not part of the official EJS event. Both the BLM and Sheriff’s office will continue to monitor this area during this high traffic weekend. Our focused efforts in that area really can go a long way with showing the groups that the rockcrawlers take land clean up and use serious.

Several years ago Jeff Knoll pioneered the idea of collecting funds and picking up trash to help keep PSH open to the public for the Easter weekend. Since then RME has stepped up to take that project over and continue the fantastic start given by Jeff. Again for 2020 it is our turn to give back to Moab. Help us ensure that the off-road community can work with the local governments, and we can all work together to keep PSH open. In the past several years RME members quickly raised money to help pay for the dumpsters and port-a-potties that were stationed at PSM! We had many members who were able to walk the area to pick up litter and have it taken care of.

Our efforts were noticed and appreciated. One positive example is the good comments we received from “The Solutions of Moab” a recycling center adjacent to the PSH area who takes a personal interest in the PSH area and works closely with the BLM and city council on the condition of PSH. Those few hours spent went a long way for our cause!

This year I can only hope for the same. I would like to challenge you to help us raise $2000 (or more!) to fund this project. I would also like to challenge members who are in Moab during EJS to take a few minutes out of their time and walk the area to keep it clean.

Donations can be made via paypal to PSHcleanup@rockymountainextreme.com

More information and progress can be seen here: https://www.rme4x4.com/pshcleanup/






All funds will go directly to the cleanup of the area, dumpsters and port-a-potties. Anything collected over the needed amount will be donated to the Moab Friends For Wheelin' Group. As you well know, the MFFW do a lot of for the local trails and we're excited to work with them.
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
Admin
Location
Kamas, UT
Also - The donation tracking sheet is public. As a reminder, for privacy, we only put down the last 6 digits of the confirmation number and the amount donated. The sheet is updated when I sit down and go through any email notices that Greg received the donations (I get an email automatically) and I try to update it a couple times per day.

 

Greg

Are you not entertained?!
Admin
With Easter Jeep Safari 2020 being cancelled, we will be refunding all donations to the Potato Salad Hill Cleanup today. As if this morning, we reached $1,414.81 and I believe we were well on our way to meeting our goal once again. I just want to take the time to thanks everyone that was willing to get involved, pitch in their hard earned money to help keep Potato Salad Hill clean and opened. We couldn't do this without your support!


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Greg

Are you not entertained?!
Admin
I do appreciate it, but it will just be easier for me to refund all donations, rather than refund some and keep others for the next year.
 

Greg

Are you not entertained?!
Admin
Or donate it to RR4W and ask them to earmark it for the fight for Strike Ravine.
I'm refunding all PSH cleanup payments... working on it now. If we want to help support another land use issue, we can but it needs to be a separate thing. With all that's going on right now I feel like returning all donations it best for everyone, as well as easiest for us.
 

Greg

Are you not entertained?!
Admin
Agreed, it's too hard to get approval from all donators to redirect funds, as well as it likely being a pretty big legal issue. All funds will need to be refunded to the senders.
100% agree, matter of fact it's all been done at this point! Everyone that donated should have their money back.
 
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