Posted: Oct 14, 2012 5:21 PM by Ben Trotter
The Hyalite Recreation Area is visited by thousands of people a month in the summer and winter, and with that much traffic, a little upkeep is necessary to make sure it stays usable.
Hyalite Canyon clean-up day, going on from nine in the morning until mid-afternoon, is co-sponsored by the Friends of Hyalite, a Bozeman non-profit, and the U.S. Forest Service.
With people burning pallets during the winter month, rusty nails and screws have to be picked up around all fire pits. The number of nails gathered sometimes numbers in the thousands.
Also, benches and tables at the recreation area have to be sanded down to remove splinters and excess wood.
Twenty to thirty volunteers show up to work for a couple hours, and then celebrate their efforts with a volunteer barbecue.
To find out how you can help Hyalite clean-up efforts, click here.