Clean up at Brown's Camp Saturday April 22nd 9:00AM

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  1. Reno911

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to start a thread in regards to a clean up TNL is hosting at the Brown's camp area for Earth Day April 22nd at 9am.

    Trash No Land is grouping up with Solve as well as Oregon department of forestry for a day in the woods cleaning up shooting sites throughout the Brown's Camp area.

    This is a bring your own lunch type clean up and should roughly last one to two hours, possibly longer.

    Meet up location is the sand shed at the entrance of Brown's Camp area.

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    Parking permitted for day of event only in sand shed site. Carpooling encouraged and most volunteers will drive their own vehicles to the individual clean-up sites.

    You will need to bring: Shovels, rakes, work boots, work gloves, wheelbarrows, pick-up trucks or trailers that are OK to haul garbage. Dress for the weather!

    More information available here.
    Trash No Land Events

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Thanks,

    Reno911
     
  2. Caveman Jim

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    Sad to say guys n gals that I cannot attend this function. :(
    Give it HEII!!!;)
     
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    Thanks for posting about this, Reno! Yes, we're joining SOLVE and ODF for this event. Time to show some non-shooters that gun owners also respect the land and the privileges we all share. We are also identifying the fact that we are a viable recreational activity on public land and we'll put our boots on the ground to help save our kind of recreation. We are the RTS! (Recreational Target Shooters).

    Our original plan was to cleanup the Beaver Dam Rock Quarry (aka; Brown's Camp shooting pit). They closed that pit today, April 14th, for a gravel operation and will reopen later. We're working with them to have it open for us on the 22nd but haven't heard a final determination yet. No biggie. We have a plan B! Several other shooting sites near by need our attention.

    Plan on a good shoot out! We'll be done early enough to do plenty of fun group shooting. So bring the fam and share a great afternoon!

    We've started a sign-in event on Facebook and invite you to register there...
    Earth Day at Tillamook State Forest

    If you don't do FB, send me an email to let me know if you're coming...
    bill@trashnoland.org

    Thanks all!!! Shoot safe and have fun!

    Bill
     
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    Thanks for the replies by email! However, if you don't include your NWFA name I can't tell where you heard if from! I know Mike, but a couple others didn't include their user name.

    Next weekend looks like great weather! Looking forward to a good cleanup and a lot of shooting! See you there!
     
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    So how many people are we expecting @Cogs ? Can't really know as I don't do face book.
     
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    And it's really a shame because that pit was atrocious LAST October.
     
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    We should have around 15+ attending (ya never know could be more, could be less). Not sure how many others will be there because of the SOLVE promotions. I'm sure they will want to clean up around the camp and trail areas but some may join our crew.

    I haven't heard if they'll open the pit for us on Sat. If not, there are other places near by. I'll post as soon as I hear.
     
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    so what you're saying, is that I have to go and shovel up all of the brass by tomorrow or it goes to some other shmuck?
     
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    I'll be there on Saturday. Looking forward to meeting some fellow NWFA commenters.
     
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    YES! We have the pit! Operations at the Beaver Dam Rock Quarry are stopped for the cleanup tomorrow. ODF & Law Enforcement will be there in the morning to help kick off the cleanup (might even have someone from SOLVE).

    It's on baby! :s0035:
     
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    And "Like" again. Stuff like this makes me feel "Special"! :D
     
  12. Timbertodd

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    Mike you will always be SPECIAL!!!:p Glad to hear the pit will be accessible.
     
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    Hey Mike, you are special in your own kind of way brudder!!! :p:p:p
    Wish I could be there this time, next time though.
     
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    i really like these clean-ups. Getting a chance to meet members and making the places look better. I'm not able to do what I could a few years ago, so having a bunch of folks putting in what effort they can is great!
     
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    Well its another site cleanup in the books. The weather wasn't too bad except for the last half hour or so. I believe the tally was 6 LOADED pickup loads of trash hauled down to the dumpsters. A big thank you to Mike and his wife for the sandwiches. Also thanks for the great fishing conversation Mike as we were cleaning.
     
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    And here's the story...

    There's no better "Pit Crew" than this crew right here! They came out in the rain to face a huge pit with a huge amount of trash. Against the odds of poor weather and a tremendous sized pit full of trash, they dug right in and got the job done. On Earth Day! Thanks to SOLVE for the inspiration on Earth Day! Thanks to Ore Dept of Forestry/Tillamook State Forest for all the help, bags, disposal, snacks and more! Thanks, Everyone who came to help, for such a nice dedicated effort! We did it! And it was well done!

    The pit was closed to shooting because of construction work lately. It will remain closed for a while (we'll post when they open it again). Since it was closed, we weren't allowed to do any shooting after the cleanup. I know most of us were disappointed in that but all were just as happy to head home, dry off, warm up and soak those tired bones in a bath and a beer. You deserve it!

    There were 16 of us out there today. That includes TNL staff and ODF. We met and talked with many others who stopped to inquire about our efforts.

    Again, nice work and thank you all!

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    DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Not a good idea to camp in the middle of Beaver Dam Rock Quarry. Reno911 and I couldn't resist the temptation and we had a couple scares in the middle of the night but all ended well. Friday night is quite the party night out there!
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    We even got a little improvement done to the parking lot. Lined up the boulders and pushed back the awkward sized rocks. Should be easier to pick up the shot shells.
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    Great job everyone !

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    Thanks to everyone who worked so hard out there today. I know how much of a mess was out there, it was might bad when I saw it. (Was going to come but have had the flu for a week and didn't think That would have worked out so well). Thanks again
     
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    Awesome job guys & gals, I was thinking of y'all today & was wishin I could have made it.
     
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