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Are you tired of seeing your fellow houseboaters dump their trash and human waste on the beaches, carve graffiti on the canyon walls, or put themselves in danger by ignoring boating laws? Help us out on Lake Powell! If you see any illegal activites, text a message to 928-614-0820. The message will go to our Dispatch center and will be processed accordingly. This is a text-only, information line. In an emergency, call 911 or hail National Park Service on Marine Band 16.


Map of Lake Powell showing canyons adopted by businesses

Local tour and service providers have signed up to Adopt a Canyon on Lake Powell. As canyon stewards, these companies will remove trash from their canyons throughout 2016.

Lake Powell Trash Trackers Make a Difference!

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Trash Tracker volunteers take great pride in their work.

NPS Photo/Trash Tracker

The Trash Tracker program enters its 27th season in 2016. This joint volunteer service between Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas takes volunteers out on Lake Powell in a houseboat for a week at a time, where thay can get to the trash people leave on the beaches. Every year they pick up an average of 50,000 pounds of trash. Find out more about the Trash Tracker program here.

Love your Lake Community Cleanup

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Park staff and volunteers celebrate at the end of the cleanup.

NPS Photo/ G Ladd

During the first annual Love Your Lake Community Cleanup on Saturday March 18, 71 volunteers and 29 employees removed 1,860 pounds of trash from Lake Powell's shoreline. The largest item was a mattress removed from Lone Rock Beach.  

"I would like to thank the Page community, our partners and visitors for cleaning up Lake Powell and helping the park look its birthday best for the 2016 Centennial Season," said Acting Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Superintendent Billy Shott. 

The Love Your Lake Community Cleanup, which lasted from9 am. to2 p.m., was supported by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association (NHA). "Our goal is to make this cleanup an annual event," said NHA Executive Director Karen Dallett. "Congratulations to our raffle winners!" Participants turned in trash bags for raffle tickets. Prizes were donated by Antelope Point Marina, Blair's Trading Post, Boston's True Value, Colorado River Discovery, Gary Ladd, Hidden Canyon Kayak, Pepper's Restaurant, RD's Drive-In, and Stix Bait,

Prizes included half-day rafting trips on the Colorado River, half-day kayak trips, boat tours to Antelope Canyon, framed prints, restaurant gift certificates, and bait bundles.

The Love Your Lake Community Cleanup launched a year-long community and partner collaboration to improve resource conditions at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area during the National Park Service Centennial.

Last updated: April 1, 2016