Friday, June 5, 2009

Crag Cleanup

Our latest endeavor found the e-tour on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin in the Interstate Parks area of the St. Croix River Valley.   Teaming up with the Minnesota Climbers Association, and our dedicated State Advocate Dave Rasmussen, we tackled cleaning up the Taylors Falls climbing area.  The day started off with small teams of climbers policing up the various crags for litter.   Participants helped clean up everything from cigarette butts and diapers to fishing line, hooks, and various beverage containers.

After the cleanup we met with area climbers and conducted an awareness workshop related to climbing.   The presentation stressed the importance of leaving nothing behind and stewardship of our lands.  It also touched on relevant issues pertaining to the impacts of climbing on the environment.  After it was all said and done we even had the opportunity to partake in some of the finest climbing in the region.  We would like to thank our Advocate Dave and the good folks at the Minnesota Climbers Association for welcoming us and and promoting stewardship in the climbing community.         

Happy Trails, 

Topher & Alexis

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