Pebble Plain Cleaned – Moonloaf Dump Removed
Over 150 volunteers from a variety of organizations spent the morning cleaning up decades of dumped trash on US Forest Service Pebble Plain land West of Sugarloaf on August 28, 2010. It’s amazing what a motivated group of people can do on a Saturday morning. Forty tons of trash, including 6 cars, 2 boats, 1 motorhome, and countless couches were removed from the San Bernardino National Forest land, sometimes referred to as “Moonloaf.” For decades this area had been used as an illegal dumping ground.
The Forest Clean Up was an impressive community effort that included volunteers and staff from: The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, San Bernardino National Forest Association, US Forest Service, Americorps, SBNFA’s OHV Program, Big Bear Mountain Resorts, So Cal Broncos, Big Bear High School, Lindley Log Homes, and Big Bear Disposal. Thanks to everyone who helped!
Pebble Plain habitat is very unique and very rare, containing several Federally threatened species. The only place it occurs on Earth is in the San Bernardino Mountains, and the Pebble Plains in the Moonloaf area are among the biggest and best specimens.