SAEMS provides opportunities to help improve the quality of the environment directly by participating in community cleanups. SAEMS has hosted and teamed with other organizations, such as Tucson Clean & Beautiful, in cleanups of wildcat dumpsites in the Tucson area. For almost two decades, SAEMS volunteers met quarterly to pick up trash along a one mile stretch of highway east of the Sonoita exit. We also formerly sponsored a regular trail cleanup in the Tucson mountains.
We are currently evaluating new opportunities to continue this SAEMS tradition. We encourage anyone interested to provide suggestions and to come out and help keep Tucson beautiful!

2023 Trash & Bash

Date: Saturday November 11, 2023

Meeting Location: Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E 36th Street, Tucson AZ, 85713

Time: Cleanup Event will start at 8:30 a.m. with a safety meeting. The event should not last more than a few hours.

RSVP: Please register on Eventbrite if you would like to participate

After meeting at the Quincie Douglas Library, volunteers will work their way north up Kino Pkwy. before coming back south on the other side of the road. The cleanup event will cover Kino Pkwy. between 22nd and 36th Streets.  Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and if under 18, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, closed toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen. SAEMS will provide safety vests, leather gloves, litter grabber, and collections bags. The safety of SAEMS volunteers is of utmost importance. A short safety briefing will be conducted the morning of the cleanup and COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing will be upheld. Masks are required to be worn at all times.