The Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force invited Joel Greene and his team from Curiosity Quest Goes Green to investigate and intervene at trashed sites all over the area for future broadcast on the popular PBS show.
DEHSART tagged along for the whirlwind and windy day of shooting. A fun group of young folks from the California Conservation Corps were on hand at Avenue Q and 47th Ave – a sad site of dumped blight in Palmdale. Working with the city, they were able to transform the location and fill a number of dumpsters with household and building waste. Mayor Jim Ledford and City Manager Dave Childs surveyed the progress and spoke to Joel about the team effort behind the cleanup. From there CQ visited Buena Vista Elementary School and spoke to students about their environmental concerns. We were impressed with their knowledge and concern about our desert ecology, especially the animals. Our final stop at the Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center brought the reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-purpose message to completion.