COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Groups from the City of Tombstone have been busy this July. Beginning July 1, members of the City of Tombstone Public Works Department, as well as crews from the Arizona Department of Corrections in Douglas started clean up of the pipeline. This is in Miller and Carr Canyons inside Miller Peak Wilderness area, personnel from the Sierra Vista Ranger District are providing guidance and oversight.
"We appreciate the City of Tombstone's efforts to remove the materials from the area," said Coronado National Forest Supervisor Kerwin Dewberry. "The natural beauty found there will be more evident as the cleanup progresses."
So far 2.5 tons of debris have been removed from Miller and Carr Canyons, according to a recent release. Two groups of 10 people each from the Wildland Fire Crew picked up galvanized pipe, chain-link fences and posts, barbed wire, and miscellaneous debris like flagging material, wooden stakes and survey whiskers.
In Carr Canyon, crew members with a sergeant completed the following:
Hauled 20 (35 gallon) heavy duty trash bags of debris; removed 20 t-posts, approximately 50 feet of barbed wire, 20 pieces of galvanized pipe, 40 feet of 24-inch plastic corrugated culvert, pieces of black cloth (indeterminate amount), a 40 foot section of 1.5-inch irrigation pipe, and miscellaneous debris including 11 wooden stakes, eight pieces of flagging material, 10 survey whiskers
In Miller Canyon, crew members with a sergeant completed the following:
Removed 23 10-inch pieces of miscellaneous small galvanized pipes, 16 galvanized fence posts, 40 feet of chain-link fence, 13 t-posts, approximately 30 feet of barbed wire, miscellaneous debris such as 15 pieces of flagging material, pieces of wood debris (planks), 11 pieces of 20-foot sections of 10-inch diameter heavy duty drain pipe.
Crews continued clean up in Carr Canyon on July 15.