Trash Tracker Equipment List

Person in a hat holding a trash bag in one hand, grabbers in the other, smiling.
Trash Bags and grabbers are provided


  • 53 foot houseboat with sleeping and cooking facilities.
  • Separate beds with a pillow, pillow case, and sheets provided for each volunteer.
  • A trash barge with drinking water and working tools, and an 18-foot runabout will accompany the houseboat. Pilot/Supervisor operates all vessels.
  • Gasoline and Propane for vessels and appliances.
  • Bathroom (head) aboard houseboat includes sink, shower, and toilet with tissue.
    • NOTE: Not enough hot water for everyone to shower at the same time of day.
  • Kitchen includes two small refrigerators, small microwave, apartment-sized gas stove with oven, sink, coffee maker, toaster, basic pots, pans, blender, tableware, dishes, drinking water, coffee, creamers, salt and pepper, napkins and paper towels.
  • Towels and sheets
  • Gas barbecue grill (gas provided).
  • Air conditioner and heater
  • Generator, which provides 110 V AC current for low wattage devices on an intermittent basis.
  • 3 55-gallon ice chests, block ice provided
  • Jugs of drinking water
  • Mysterious CD/music player (we aren’t always sure how it works)


There is little storage on the houseboat, and space is limited. Please bring only essentials. Also, there is limited privacy in the sleeping quarters.

  • Food and beverages (alcohol is allowed after work hours)
  • Blanket for warmer weather
  • Sturdy work gloves
  • Tennis shoes or lightweight hiking shoes to protect you from the thistle and quagga mussel shells.
    • Bring two pair in case one gets wet.
  • Personal toilet articles
  • Hat or cap (should be one that will stay on in a breeze)
  • Comfortable work clothes – lightweight and tightly woven pants for protection from the abundant thistle (remember you will be picking up wet and dry trash, bring clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty). Bring enough clothes for layering to insure comfort.
  • Thermal underwear/sweatsuit (during early spring/late fall months)
  • Swimsuit (warm weather)
  • Rain gear
  • Warm coat (during early spring/late fall months)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Any medical needs
  • Canteen/water bottle(s)


  • No smoking inside the houseboat.
  • No private boats or mechanical water toys on the trip.
  • No rock climbing on off-duty time.

Last updated: January 2, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page , AZ 86040


928 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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