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Old 03-20-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Gifford clean up party?

It's a sad reality that our forest gets used as a dumpster by a lot of thoughtless fools. I was riding out of Yacolt today and every waterfall and pull out was littered with garbage. It' not a new problem and isn't going to change but I'm thinking of going out and filling at least one truck. The ugly task of picking up after a bunch of pigs may be slightly less unpleasant in the company of like minded folks who like to preserve our right to use the forest and not leave beer cans as we go. The more we all pitch in once in a while the more of an impact we can have.


So with that said I'm thinking of organizing a bit of a clean-up. I have a truck and I know lots of others do. This is all early planning at best so any help would be had. I envision something that covers some ground and gets to a lot of the smaller messes. sort of an adventure group drive with a purpose?

Thoughts or suggestions on how to get people involved? Piss off and go by myself?

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Old 03-20-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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i've got a pickup and would be part of this. count me in.
another good idea is to post up in pacnw regionals on ThumperTalk,
as that has some ties to the Forest Service so us good guys get the credit for it.

lmk and I can post up to TT whenever it happens, may get some more bodies
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:31 PM   #3
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:40 PM   #4
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I sent an e-mail to the forest service to see if they would reimburse for dump fees and they said no but the forest service offices have dumpsters and they are happy to accept garbage from clean up volunteers. They seem to encourage this sort of thing.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:14 PM   #5
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Hey dude, I'm in as long as I'm not working. I noticed the same thing everywhere I ride out in the forest these days and I'm getting really pissed off about it. I don't hang out with people that litter but if I ever catch someone doing that....
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Schedule is pretty busy but if things line up, I have a truck, and I'm in!
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:49 AM   #7
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Set a date, love to help if the date is right.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:19 PM   #8
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The date at least for me is Saturday the 28th. Join if you can, if not please be encouraged to do it on your own, set up another event, whatever. I have a few volunteers so far and my wife has volunteered to drive my truck so I can go all beast cleanup mode. The area outside of chelatchie prarie is a particularly bad spot so I figure meet at the store and start out there. It will combine as a tour of some cool spots- that also need cleanup thanks to some piggish individuals.

10:00 am meetup time?

I'm still open to suggestions if you have ways to make this better or bigger. The Gifford is a mighty big place in need of help,
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I spent a few months in 2012 car camping at various dispersed sites north and east of Carson.
I took my garbage back to the grocery store in Stevenson or Hood River, where it came from.
To others it seemed, the fire ring was the place to leave their trash. The close in sites that were popular with the kids on the weekends and had trails of toilet paper left by the ladies after lavitating, as well as generic garbage.
This area is near and dear to my heart. It kept me alive while the wheels of bureaucracy slowly turned.
My eternal Spring struggle is that I'm a huge hockey fan and it's getting near playoff time. There is a huge game for my team (Go Red Wings) at 1100 the on the 28th, so i can't do the meetup.
I will go out with my pick up garbage truck this week and do Panther Creek Rd, Bear Camp Rd and Lost Creek Rd. and do NF 68 on the way back to Woodland
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:00 PM   #10
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I spent a few months in 2012 car camping at various dispersed sites north and east of Carson.
I took my garbage back to the grocery store in Stevenson or Hood River, where it came from.
To others it seemed, the fire ring was the place to leave their trash. The close in sites that were popular with the kids on the weekends and had trails of toilet paper left by the ladies after lavitating, as well as generic garbage.
This area is near and dear to my heart. It kept me alive while the wheels of bureaucracy slowly turned.
My eternal Spring struggle is that I'm a huge hockey fan and it's getting near playoff time. There is a huge game for my team (Go Red Wings) at 1100 the on the 28th, so i can't do the meetup.
I will go out with my pick up garbage truck this week and do Panther Creek Rd, Bear Camp Rd and Lost Creek Rd. and do NF 68 on the way back to Woodland
Bravo sir! Panther Creek is one of my favorite roads. The more of us go out there the better.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:00 PM   #11
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Set a date, love to help if the date is right.
Good on ya.
I'll be there if my plans change.

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Old 03-21-2015, 11:19 PM   #12
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....So with that said I'm thinking of organizing a bit of a clean-up.

...Cheers
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Bravo, indeed !!
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...To others it seemed, the fire ring was the place to leave their trash...
I can't get over this one either, Ron.
If it don't burn, don't put it in the firepit
I will always go home from any/every campsite with more garbage than I packed in.
I owe at least that to our forests

I'll be busy camping down Central Oregon way that weekend with a bunch of other ADVers, and you can bet we will do what we can to leave the place cleaner than we found it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:26 AM   #13
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This is great idea, I would love to help out but will be at the North Oregon Coast picking up after the slobs there.

http://solveoregon.org/what-we-do/so...-beach-cleanup


I would be up for another one, something like this you can't have to many off.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:37 AM   #14
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Awesome idea! Wrong date.... There is the Crooked River spring break campout this coming weekend the 28th and most of us in the area are going to be there!
I would love to help out with this, if the date works! My main problem is the every other weekend kid thing! Maybe he would like helping out but probably not!
Keep us posted!
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ya can't do next weekend
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