|Members of the Western Slope ATV Association accept a Certificate of Appreciation Monday, May 4, 2015, from the Mesa County Commissioners. Commissioner John Justman, far left, is pictured here.|
The gesture was in appreciation of the many volunteer services the association provides for the community.
As an example of the group's contributions:
- In 2014, the association contributed more than 4,500 volunteer hours on local forest service lands and 2,000 hours on local BLM lands. Volunteers not only picked up a huge amount of trash, but they also maintained a wide variety of trails, making them more sustainable and safer for all user groups.
- In 2014, the group also put in a 60-foot-long trail bridge nine miles south of Vega State Park using all volunteer labor and equipment.
- Some members also volunteer for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office to help with Search and Rescue efforts.