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Bikini Car Wash Raises Money for Land Use and Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kurt Schneider
Tel. 925-596-0432
E-mail: kurt@friendsofeldorado.com

Rocklin, CA: May 29th, 2008

SWAP MEET AND BIKINI RIG WASH!
Hosted by the Nor-Cal Rock Zombies and Dynamic Detail

The Rock Zombie's May 18th fundraiser was a huge success, raising over $2,000 for The Friends of Eldorado National Forest (FOE) and other land-use efforts. The Rock Zombie gals did the head-line car-wash, but their guys were there backing them up, assisting and managing the wash, and staffing a swap-meet and raffle.

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Together, they made a strong statement of awareness of the issues, and show a clear desire to keep public lands open to the public. Dynamic Detail (www.dynamicdetailingonline.com) generously provided the site in Rocklin, and the following suds-fest and swap meet ran through 2pm, with vendors and land-use activists on hand to answer questions -- the day was crowned by a raffle with prizes donated from a variety of businesses including Fishmouth Fabworks and Contra Clothing.

Here are a few photos: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=673627
There are more photos here, as well: http://www.myjeepspace.com/blog/view/id_1387/

The Rock Zombies work hard and play hard -- their motto is that "Rock Crawling is life... the rest is just details!!!!"
Founded in 2000, the ROCK ZOMBIES 4x4 Club has 16 active members from the greater Sacramento valley, centered around the Orangevale area. They are a regular presence on the Rubicon Trail, Fordyce Trail, and occasionally the Hammers in Johnson Valley. They are always looking to make new friends, party hard, wheel harder and lend a hand to all the organizations fighting to keep the trails open.

More information is available at www.rockzombies4x4.com.

Friends of Eldorado National Forest (FOE) works closely with the Eldorado National Forest to maintain our forest trails and campsites, ensuring continued access via motorized vehicles for all types of people to recreate in the forest, including campers, fisherman, hikers, horseback riders, hunters, bird watchers, miners and the like. There are more than 1,300 people added to the FOE Myspace page and 350 supporters registered on the mailing list, which is growing daily.

With support from both the Forest Service, and the OHV community, FOE is growing in influence and effectiveness. FOE proves its effectiveness with work projects like the 2007 effort near North-South Road, logging more than 800 volunteer work-hours into their forest clearing miles of roadside brush, cleaning up abandoned automobiles, and removing appliances and scrap. More than just a light pick-up – winches and heavy trailers were required to load and haul off illegally dumped household garbage, furniture and construction debris.

FOE has also hosted ride-alongs to get Forest Service staff on the trail to experience responsible recreation in person, and become more familiar with the routes that provide motorized access to Eldorado National Forest. Our educational efforts extend to the public, as well, with letter-writing seminars and informational booths at CalROCS events, Rock-N-for-the-Kids Rockrace, Hangtown Extreme, Cal4Wheel headquarters, as well as at multiple members' homes and local club meetings. FOE is committed to maintaining and improving the relationship between forest users and forest managers, and helping to maintain and retain access to our Forest. 

The mission of FOE is to actively maintain trails, campsites, and similar resources, support other organizations with similar goals, and to both educate forest users in responsible use of our National Forests -- and educate the public that the vast majority of OHV users DO care about our forest and are working to maintain it for future generations.
More information is available at www.friendsofeldorado.com or www.myspace.com/friendsofeldorado.

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If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kurt Schneider from The friends of Eldorado, Please call 925-596-0432 or e-mail Kurt at kurt@friendsofeldorado.com

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