Kula Cares! A Roadside Cleanup of the Mountain Loop Highway
ROADSIDE CLEANUP: Take Back the Mountain Loop Highway
Meet at the Granite Falls Police Station next to the City of Granite Falls (205 S. Granite Ave.)
A TRUE STORY:
Once upon a time, 20 enthusiastic and kind hearted humans decided to embark upon a Roadside Cleanup along the notorious Mountain Loop Highway.
Armed with determination, brightly colored hard hats, florescent orange vests, litter grabbers and a shared passion for environmental stewardship, this lively crew set out to tackle the litter that plagued the highway leading to their favorite hikes (Gothic Basin, Goat Lake, Vesper Peak, Mt. Pilchuck, Heather Lake, Lake 22 and others).
As they combed through the bushes and scoured the ditches, they unearthed a treasure trove of discarded goodies. First, they stumbled upon empty beer and vodka bottles. Next, they found shoes, plastic bags, dog bowls and chairs (apparently, sitting on a highway with your dog is all the rage).
As they scratched their heads in wonderment, the inevitable question echoed through the air: “How in the world did all this stuff end up on the highway?” It was a mystery that sparked lively debate… Was it thrown maliciously from passing cars and trucks OR did it accidentally blow out of the back of passing vehicles? We may never know… but we do know this:
Within 3 hours, they managed to remove nearly 400 pounds of garbage. But there was still a ton of trash left, mocking their efforts and daring them to return.
We beseech you, implore you, and yes, even beg you to join forces with Kula Cloth to rid the Mountain Loop Highway of all things trashy.
What wondrous oddities will we uncover this time?
Perhaps we’ll find a disco ball, a herd of garden gnomes, a secret stash of rubber duckies or even a misplaced treasure map! So, grab your gloves, muster your sense of humor, and join us in this hilarious quest to beautify our highway. Let’s prove that we can make a difference, one vodka bottle at a time!
Where to meet:
We’ll meet at 10am in front of the Granite Falls Police Station right next to the City of Granite Falls. From there, we will do a brief introduction, a safety talk, give out hardhats, safety vests, litter grabbers and carpool to the cleanup location near 135th St NE (Hidden Valley Road).
The Mountain Loop Highway is home to many of the PNW’s favorite trails including: Mount Pilchuck, Heather Lakes, Gothic Basin, Mt. Dickerman, Perry Creek and Forgotten Meadows, Lake 22, Vesper Peak, and many more. This is your chance to make the road to some of our favorite trails a whole lot prettier.
* You must be 18 years or older to attend. No pets.
Make a positive impact on the local environment, meet new friends, and have fun while making a difference. All participants must be 15 years or older and include one adult for each minor.
We’re Bringing the Supplies:
- trash bags
- safety vests and road signs
- water and snacks
- litter grabbers
- Kula camaraderie and tons of fun
- And free Kula Cloth
We Want You to Bring the Party:
- bring your pleasant personality and sense of humor
- a re-useable water bottle
- rain gear just in case Mother Nature feels like delivering a little liquid sunshine
After the cleanup, we’ll go out for a no-host lunch to enjoy each other’s company and to reflect on the impact we’ve made.
We promise a day filled with good vibes, positivity, and a strong sense of community. So, gather your friends, bring your best dance moves and let’s show The Mountain Loop some love!