Thanks to Mayor Mark Barron and High Country Linens, we’re happy to announce the creation of mySHIFT, a day of cleanup around Teton County.

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mySHIFT, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., is being presented by High Country Linen Service, the Jackson, WY, provider of services and products for hotels and motels, restaurants, and parties. It will occur in conjunction with the festival’s debut.

“mySHIFT is for you, Jackson,” said Mark Barron, owner of High Country Linen. “It will benefit our community and honor our ecosystem.”

“If you enjoyed recreating in Teton County this summer, it’s a perfect opportunity to give back as we transition into winter.”

Mr. Barron is also the Mayor of Jackson.

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Teton County non-profit organizations and businesses including Friends of Pathways, the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, Exum Mountain Guides, PAWS, Teton County Parks and Recreation, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, and Rendezvous River Sports will partner with local residents on numerous clean-up projects.

Projects include clean-ups at Cache Creek Trailhead, Trail Creek, Emily’s Pond, Garaman Pathway, Von Gontard Pathway, Hidden Falls, Flat Creek and the Snake River.

Community members are invited to meet at Town Square at 9 a.m. for Snake River Roasting coffee and Persephone Bakery pastries before heading out on their chosen project.

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Participants will be automatically entered into a raffle for a backcountry ski package from SHIFT founding partner Black Diamond Equipment. The package will include an Anthem AvaLung Pack, a pair of Carbon Probe Ski Poles, and a Spot Headlamp.

The raffle will occur later that evening during SHIFT’s “Adventure, Inspired” program. The night of film, speakers and music will celebrate adventure athletes such as Black Diamond CEO Peter Metcalf who work diligently as stewards of our wild places.

“mySHIFT is an active extension of SHIFT’s mission: to encourage communities like ours to take care of the environment upon which their economies depend,” said Christian Beckwith, SHIFT’s director. “We commend Mr. Barron and High Country Linen for their vision and support.”

Mr. Barron welcomes participation from any businesses, non-profits and residents. “All community members are welcome,” he says. “We encourage everyone who lives here to leave only footprints.”

Those interested in joining the clean-up may contact coordinator Lauren Dickey at program@friendsofpathways.org or 317.797.6022.

Projects and partners include:

Exum Mountain Guides,  Grand Teton National Park (Congressional ineptitude permitting): Hidden Falls clean up

Friends of Pathways, Cache Creek Trailhead: garbage and doggie cleanup

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Flat Creek clean up

Jackson Hole Kayak School and Rendezvous River Sports, Snake River clean up

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, Trail Creek Trailhead: weeding and brushing

PAWS/Animal Adoption Center, Emily’s Pond: doggie clean up

Teton County Parks and Recreation Department, Garaman Pathway (new post office): staining project

Teton County Parks and Recreation Department, Von Gontard Pathway: garbage pick up

Partners:
Bridger Teton National Forest http://www.fs.usda.gov/btnf

Exum Mountain Guides http://www.exumguides.com/

Friends of Pathways http://www.friendsofpathways.org/

High Country Linen Service http://www.highcountrylinen.com/

Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce http://www.jacksonholechamber.com/

Jackson Hole Kayak School: http://www.jacksonholekayak.com/

Rendezvous River Sports: http://www.jacksonholekayak.com/

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club https://www.jhskiclub.org/

PAWS of Jackson Hole   http://pawsofjh.org/

Persephone Bakery http://persephonebakery.com/

SHIFT       http://shiftjh.org/

Snake River Roasting Company http://www.snakeriverroastingco.com/

Teton County Parks and Rec http://www.tetonparksandrec.org/

Author: Christian Beckwith

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