Everyone comes to Mammoth Lakes to make memories outside by hiking, biking, and fishing. However, there’s a unique way to remember your trip to Mammoth Lakes for a good cause thanks to Trashy Thursdays!
Mammoth Bound wants everyone to see just how beautiful our home of Mammoth Lakes is, and Trashy Thursdays allows visitors and locals to do just that while helping the environment. Plus, if you’re visiting with your family then this is a great opportunity to give back to the place that has given us all so many incredible memories!
So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to learn more about Trashy Thursdays in Mammoth Lakes!
Trashy Thursdays are at 5 to 6 pm Every Thursday from June to September
With so much to see and do outside, visitors and locals alike travel throughout the entire Mammoth Lakes area. As a result, there’s a ton of work to be done to clean up every area that sees a high number of people.
Trashy Thursdays was created to meet that problem by organizing people to pick up trash on a weekly basis throughout Mammoth Lakes. As the name implies, the event takes place every Thursday from June to September with locals and visitors encouraged to participate.
We know that picking up trash on your vacation doesn’t sound like resting and relaxing, but just about everywhere in Mammoth Lakes has a beautiful view and you’ll get to interact with the community that we love being a part of! Plus, except for when at Convict Lake, Trashy Thursdays only last for one hour which goes by in a flash.
All Equipment and Trash Bags are Provided
All you need to do to help pick up trash at Trashy Thursdays is show up ready to walk around outside.
Trash bags, gloves, and trash grabbers are provided, but you should also wear comfortable shoes and clothing that protects you from the sun.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen as well. Mammoth Lakes is known for its sunny weather, and when you combine it with summer heat and high elevation it’s easy to become dehydrated.
Other Ways to Keep Mammoth Lakes Trash Free
We all create trash no matter how hard we try not to, but if everyone follows the Leave No Trace Principles then we can at least keep it out of the most pristine parts of our environment.
The Leave No Trace Principles cover more than just trash, but one of the most important parts is to pack out whatever you pack in. That means taking special care to keep track of all your trash, have a plan to take it with you when you leave a trail or campsite, and then dispose of it properly.
That doesn’t just apply to trash either, as there are plenty of places where people let their pets go to the bathroom without picking up after them!
As much as we love helping protect Mammoth Lakes’ environment, in an ideal world there wouldn’t be a need for Trashy Thursdays. Until that happens though, we hope to see everyone on Thursday evening!