The MOATCU (Mother of All Trail Clean Ups)

What started as a cleanup in support of BC Trails Day has grown to a weekend celebration of outdoor recreation including camping, the cleanup, rides and a Volunteer Appreciation BBQ.


What You Need to Know

  1. Register by Friday June 3 to attend the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ.
  2. The gates to the Sort Yard on King Eddy FSR open at 5:00pm Friday June 3 for campers.
  3. Dry camping is available Friday and Saturday nights, gates close at 6:00pm Sunday.
  4. The Clean Up safety meeting starts at 9:30am Saturday June 4.
  5. The Volunteer Appreciation BBQ starts at 4:00pm Saturday June 4.

Getting Here

All the action takes place at the Sort Yard which is the gate to the left of the cattle guard at the bottom of King Eddy Forest Service Road. There will be a yellow “The MOATCU” sign pointing into the sort yard, and the gate will be open from 5:00pm Friday evening until it closes at 6:00pm Sunday (we’ll close the gate at 11:00pm each night). Google Map to Sort Yard – https://goo.gl/256nGA

We will have outhouses at the Sort Yard but there are no services for campers (water, sewage, electricity), it’s dry camping in a large field.

What to bring for the cleanup:

  • Your chosen vehicle
  • Your trusty navigation & communication tools
  • Good boots, gloves and clothing for all weather
  • A rake, shovel, rolling magnet and bucket (if you have them – they’re used for pallet fire cleanup)
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Food and drink during the cleanup

We will be supplying garbage bags, 5 gallon buckets, a list of cleanup areas and a giant dumpster to put all the garbage in. Some of the cleanup sites will be concentrated areas but we will also ask some people to cruise the roads and trails looking for trash.

After the cleanup we’ll have a way of getting yourself washed up before diving into the big BBQ to thank all the amazing volunteers for their hard work.

Picking up after other people is only so much fun, that’s why we have camping and rides planned throughout the weekend. We hope you can join us to camp for the weekend or take in one or more of the rides.


Schedule of Events:

Friday June 3

  • 5:00pm – Gates open for campers (Map to Sort Yard)
  • All evening – Stories around the campfire

Saturday June 4

  • 9:30am – The MOATCU – Clean Up safety meeting in the Sort Yard (Map to Sort Yard)
  • 4:00pm – Volunteer appreciation BBQ – Registration Required
  • 6:30pm – Evening ride
  • All evening – Stories around the campfire

Sunday June 5

  • 10:00am – Pre-ride safety meeting
  • 6:00pm – Sort Yard gate closed

We’re being joined by Okanagan Forest Task Force and 4WDABC for the weekend. Come pitch in to help clean up our riding areas and meet other outdoor enthusiasts.

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