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Southeastern Utah OHV club adopts Millsite

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The Southeastern Utah OHV Club has teamed up with Millsite caretakers to help repair and beautify the park. The club has adopted the park and encourages other local groups to become involved as well. They wish to thank all of the local people who have come forth to help and with donations to keep the grounds at the park green and growing.

A big thank you goes to Live Earth from Emery for donating the fertilizer to put on the lawns and to give everything a boost to get growing. This fertilizer has done a great job to green up the lawns at the park.

Ferron City has been generous with their equipment used to spray the lawns and to Ryan Winn for applying the product. The ATV club is also working on weed control around the park and Clifford Snow has worked to spray the weeds. The club purchased the weed killer for this project. Some of the park's trees have died over the years and the club is looking to restore these dead trees with new trees. If you would like to donate a tree or funds to purchase trees that will be appreciated by the club.

The ATV club believes Millsite State Park is a great asset to the county and a great ATV staging area. From Millsite park you can access the mountains or the desert and also fish and swim. The campground at Millsite is a wonderful place for family reunions and it has clean showers and restrooms. The picnic areas at the park can be used for day use and events. Millsite is also a spot for quick access to a soon to be 18 hole golf course. The ATV club encourages any club or group looking for work projects or service projects to contact Deb at 384-2552. Anyone needing to do community service is also welcome to work at the park.

The club is also looking to replace the current watering system at the park which is expensive to operate. A new watering system is needed to keep the park green and the trees and grass growing. The park's budget has been cut by the state so funds there are limited. What park supporters would like to do is lease water from local farmers and install a pump with a pipeline from the lake to connect to the present system. This would save the park money and help them avoid a high water bill with the city. Any donations for this project would be appreciated.

The Southeastern OHV club is planning a poker ride later this summer to stage out of Millsite State Park.

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