Snowbird Teams Up With Salt Lake Climbers Alliance For Canyon Beautification Project
SNOWBIRD, UT – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will join the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance on Saturday, November, 12, in lower Little Cottonwood Canyon to help clean up graffiti vandalism on certain rock formations often used by rock climbersas well as surrounding areas. Snowbird has a long standing stewardship of the canyon in which it resides, and supports several environmental groups who perform service projects in the adjacent lands around the resort.
“It’s heartbreaking to see such wanton disregard for the natural treasures in our canyon,” said Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird. Bonar further adds “We invite our guests to join us as we assist the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance in the arduous and delicate task of removing paint from the canyon walls”.
In the last few months the frequency of graffiti appearing on rock formations in Little Cottonwood Canyon has sadly increased. The areas affected by this defacement lie along popular rock climbing routes enjoyed by local, national, and international recreationists. The graffiti is spreading throughout the canyon. Due to the popularity of these climbing sites, a sizeable volunteer group has quickly assembled to remove the graffiti before the onset of winter.
Volunteers can meet this Saturday, November, 12, at the UTA Park & Ride lot at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. From there the Salt Lake Climbing Alliance will assign groups to specific areas for graffiti removal. Volunteers are asked to bring water and snacks as well as proper clothing for paint removal. Due to the nature of the work and the chemicals used during clean up volunteers must be outfitted with long pants, close-toed shoes, gloves, sun protection, sunglasses, or safety glass eye protection. The Salt Lake Climbers Association will also provide additional safety gear for those volunteering. All volunteers must be advised that this activity will require heavy lifting, physical work, and use of harsh chemicals that may cause skin irritation to those not properly outfitted.
Snowbird Teams Up With Salt Lake Climbers Alliance For Canyon Beautification Project—