The target shooting area at the Marys Peak rock quarry needs to be cleaned up and organizers are planning a volunteer event to run from 9 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday.
The annual Marys Peak Cleanup is a collaborative effort involving the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and the Trash No Land organization.
The rock quarry, which can be found near milepost 4 on Marys Peak Road, has for years been used by recreational target shooters but trash is often left behind. Organizers are hoping for a good turnout to help clean up the area.
Volunteers should wear outdoor clothing and gloves and if possible, bring rakes, shovels and manual or magnet pickers. Organizers recommend that any children participating to be age 12 or older with adult supervision because of hazardous materials and sharp objects.
A safety briefing and discussion begins at 9 a.m. A barbecue will be offered at 1 p.m., along with free raffle prizes.