2024 Desert Clean-Up

Since the first clean-up in early 2022, desert clean-ups have become a recurring event as circumstances permit. They’re held in the spring and fall when nomads gather to enjoy the mild temperatures in Pahrump, Nevada . The spring clean-up in 2024 coincided with the closing of the spring Caravan season which allowed some of the caravan participants to join in the clean-up. Working together for just 4 four hours 30 volunteers almost filled a 40 yard dumpster supplied by the BLM!

As ardent supporters of the Leave No Trace program, HOWA follows and promotes their seven principles:

  • Plan Ahead & Prepare
  • Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • Respect Wildlife
 Please help us keep the places where we love to camp clean and safe for future visitors by following these simple principles. You can also help by picking up trash left by other visitors and disposing of it in a local landfill. To inquire about holding your own public land clean-up contact a BLM office.