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Greenwater FS70 Cleanup party this Saturday April 4th

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by IronMonster, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Copied from the Thurston County Guns Page on Facebook.

    Saturday April 4th Save the Date

    Greenwater FS70 Shooting Pit Cleanup

    We need volunteers to clean up the shooting area. I have talked with the Rangers and they will supply a dumpster, trash bags and Nitryl gloves for everyone. If any has pickup trucks or trailers that can haul trash, they will also pay the dump fees if we happen to fill the dumpsters.

    I was up there on Sunday Feb 22nd and the place was a mess. If we don't do something we are going to lose this shooting area.

    Date: April 4th 2015
    Time: 8am
    Location: FS70 upper pit (the one with the Jersey Barriers next to the road).
    Take Hwy 410 from Sumner and head toward Crystal Mountain. Once thru Greenwater, turn left on the first hard ball past the fire station (FS70). Travel another 5.4 miles and the pit will be on the right side.

    Map Location:
    https://www.google.com/…/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x5490…

    Please share with your other groups.
     
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  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Moved to Events & Get Togethers, with a 3 day redirect from the section where this was originally posted :)
     
  3. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Way to jump in there IronMonster! This is what we need to do all over the Northwest! Help save our outdoor recreational target shooting places. I really hope some others join up with you. It's always great to meet other NWFA members. Pack a camera and post the pics and a note when you're done.

    Bill
     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Pictures are kind of jumbled but its clear what kind of job these guys did. Fantastic work!

    Now if we can just keep it clean!



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  5. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That is, perhaps, the worst mess I've ever seen! And the best clean up I've ever seen! You guys did GREAT! Way to go!
     
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  6. Rem700..300

    Rem700..300 Albany Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great Job guys.
     
  7. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Wow - that is incredible. Nice work!
     
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  8. Ed Guinn

    Ed Guinn Happy Valley oregon Active Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks Ironmonster, and all the Volunteers!
    This is great news to share, and right now is a good time to shout it out.
    NWFA Volunteers in action making it happen.
     
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  9. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    I have the solution for the shotgun shells. I guarantee no one will like it. But you have to admit it does have merit. Impose a return deposit on them. Think about it.
     
  10. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Shhhh! Someone might actually do it! I would rather see them picked up by each shooter as they go. But that's not reality. Could there be a way to increase the recycling incentive per pound? Still, too many will not bother with recycling. If the incentive was good enough, I bet we'd see more shooters using a tarp on the ground to catch the spent casings. Makes for quick, easy clean up.

    It's a tough issue. No solid solutions. I'd like to explore ways to help this issue, yet, a deposit is most likely a viable option.

    For now, we try to educate, encourage and teach by example. Then go out and clean it up again! :(
     
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  11. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    You will
    You will spend your lifetime educating and cleaning up after the bozo's. While putting a deposit on each shotshell could lead to a slippery slope and include all brass, this idea could work.

    The only other answer may be to operate a range such as WDFW is proposing in the Wenas State Forest. Shooting hours are to be set and volunteers to be present as Rangemasters. Target shooting elsewhere except during lawful hunting seasons is proposed to be banned. Public hearing process is about to start. The USFS needs to come up with a similar program and fund it (yeah right) (Mt Hood Forest is making some effort)
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