The City of Phoenix and REI, with support from The Access Fund, will be hosting a cleanup of the Beadrsley Boulder Pile on Saturday, May 20. Volunteers will clean up the area between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Coffee, breakfast, cold refreshments, and all of the necessary cleaning tools/supplies will be provided. The cleanup will be followed by a raffle and a climbing session between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Parking will be located across the street from the area at the Reach 11 Sports Complex, and transport to and from the parking area will be provided (carpooling is highly advised). Volunteers are strongly urged to be at the parking area no later than 6:45 a.m.

Beardsley Boulder Pile has historically been plagued by broken glass and graffiti, so organizers will be working with the City of Phoenix on ways to protect and maintain the area, such as officially designating the area a park or preserve and conducting annual cleanups.

Event registration can be found online through REI at https://www.rei.com/events/trim-beardsley-boulder-pile/173723. Directions to the Reach 11 Sports Complex can be found at https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=33.686%2C-112.0228&zoom=13&size=400×400&sensor=false.

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