2023 Spring Clean-up

SIHA News and Events

Since 2019, the Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association’s (SIHA) has held a spring community clean-up in Stanley. In partnership with the Sawtooth Society and local community members, SIHA is again organizing an event to collect roadside trash that has accumulated over the winter and spring seasons along Stanley streets, Highways 21 and 75, and throughout the area.  

Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help, just show up by 9am on June 7th and grab trash bags, gloves, and safety vests. They will be available outside at the Community Building in Stanley from 9am to 1pm. RSVP’s are extremely helpful so we know who is coming and can assign each section of road! RSVP’s are appreciated by May 31st.

You can join the event for any amount of time you are available, and if you would like to pick up supplies early, or to participate at a time more convenient for you, you can contact Lin at the Stanley Museum to make arrangements: email or call 208.774.3517. Rain date, in case winter storms continues to roll through, is Wednesday, June 14th.

Thanks are extended to the City of Stanley and Idaho Transportation Department for providing supplies. Once volunteers have completed their service and gathered any and all garbage, the City of Stanley will be accepting the bagged garbage in the dumpster at the Community Building. Return before 1pm and receive a prize!

The Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association and the Sawtooth Society continue to work to reduce the impact of visitors on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) through clean-up events like this one. An end-of-season dispersed campground clean-up is being planned for September with several other area partners. “SIHA is happy to continue hosting clean-up events that engage our wider community and give back to this place we all love so much,” said Lin Gray, SIHA’s executive director, “SIHA and the SNRA celebrated their 50 anniversaries last year, and the Sawtooth Society turned 25! We are excited to partner with other organizations and our community to have a greater impact on reducing the trash that ends up on the roadside, in dispersed campgrounds, and throughout the SNRA.”

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