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Featured May 7, 2016 Pick Up The Burn, WA.

Event: Pick Up The Burn
Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by Cogs, Apr 16, 2016.

Check back to this first post for any changes or updates prior to this event.

Sat May 7, 2016, 8 am to 2+ pm

14th Annual "Pick Up the Burn" Clean up Event!

"Partnering to preserve our recreational target shooting rights"
Join us, along with 150 to 200 other volunteers, as we team up in Yacolt Burn State Forest with Washington State Department of Natural Resources and a variety of other recreation groups including; hiking, biking, equestrian, and motorized; to help improve the Yacolt Burn State Forest! All in one action packed day!

It is important that we, as members of the gun community known as Northwest Firearms, make a strong showing at this event. The other recreation groups really want us to be actively involved because they have hope and faith in our efforts to make a difference in the way our Forest is treated. We'd like to see at least 20 volunteers here!
Be there for the Coffee, Donuts, Safety Briefing, Music and Sign-in at 8 am!

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Map Link: Meeting place; Jones Creek Trail Head, Clark County, WA.
GPS:
45°39'59.9"N 122°18'39.2"W

Directions:

From northbound or southbound I-5, take I-205 exit toward Vancouver, WA. Use Highway 500 East (Exit 30-Orchards Exit). Go east on Highway 500 to Fourth Plain (1st light) and turn right continuing on Highway 500 East (Camas). Go 6.3 miles, then turn left on 53rd Street. Go 3.2 miles, and turn left on Ireland Road. Go 0.3 miles and turn left on Lessard Road. Continue on Lessard Road (turns into Boulder Rd.) for 4 miles. Veer left at the fork, and proceed toward the parking lot/staging area.

Volunteer activities: We will be;
  • Picking up litter
  • Performing general maintenance
  • Being a 2nd Amendment Representative from Northwest Firearms
Need to bring: Water, Gloves, Jeans, Work boots, a Rake is helpful and a big smile!

Who: Open to all NWFA members, General public, Family & friends. Work is available for all ages & skill levels. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

LUNCH: Appreciation lunch & raffle begins at 2 p.m. at the Jones Creek Trailhead. Enjoy the Barbeque!
Please help us count attendance and VOTE in the VOTE BOX above!

As with all clean up events; No open display of firearms while on Forestry Volunteer time.
If you plan to stay and shoot after your volunteer time, be sure to bring ear and eye protection, appropriate legal targets, a tarp to catch your spent casings, a rope or caution tape to establish a shooting line and something with a trigger!

Contact: Cogs, post here or Jason Lenz, DNR Recreation Staff, 360-356-0535, Jason.Lenz@dnr.wa.gov

Facebook event by DNR (Please share and invite)...
https://www.facebook.com/events/949504325140376/

I will update this first post as and when needed.

Cogs
  1. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Check back to this first post for any changes or updates prior to this event.

    Sat May 7, 2016, 8 am to 2+ pm

    14th Annual "Pick Up the Burn" Clean up Event!

    "Partnering to preserve our recreational target shooting rights"
    Join us, along with 150 to 200 other volunteers, as we team up in Yacolt Burn State Forest with Washington State Department of Natural Resources and a variety of other recreation groups including; hiking, biking, equestrian, and motorized; to help improve the Yacolt Burn State Forest! All in one action packed day!

    It is important that we, as members of the gun community known as Northwest Firearms, make a strong showing at this event. The other recreation groups really want us to be actively involved because they have hope and faith in our efforts to make a difference in the way our Forest is treated. We'd like to see at least 20 volunteers here!
    Be there for the Coffee, Donuts, Safety Briefing, Music and Sign-in at 8 am!

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    Map Link: Meeting place; Jones Creek Trail Head, Clark County, WA.
    GPS:
    45°39'59.9"N 122°18'39.2"W

    Directions:

    From northbound or southbound I-5, take I-205 exit toward Vancouver, WA. Use Highway 500 East (Exit 30-Orchards Exit). Go east on Highway 500 to Fourth Plain (1st light) and turn right continuing on Highway 500 East (Camas). Go 6.3 miles, then turn left on 53rd Street. Go 3.2 miles, and turn left on Ireland Road. Go 0.3 miles and turn left on Lessard Road. Continue on Lessard Road (turns into Boulder Rd.) for 4 miles. Veer left at the fork, and proceed toward the parking lot/staging area.

    Volunteer activities: We will be;
    • Picking up litter
    • Performing general maintenance
    • Being a 2nd Amendment Representative from Northwest Firearms
    Need to bring: Water, Gloves, Jeans, Work boots, a Rake is helpful and a big smile!

    Who: Open to all NWFA members, General public, Family & friends. Work is available for all ages & skill levels. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    LUNCH: Appreciation lunch & raffle begins at 2 p.m. at the Jones Creek Trailhead. Enjoy the Barbeque!
    bbq at pub1.jpg
    Please help us count attendance and VOTE in the VOTE BOX above!

    As with all clean up events; No open display of firearms while on Forestry Volunteer time.
    If you plan to stay and shoot after your volunteer time, be sure to bring ear and eye protection, appropriate legal targets, a tarp to catch your spent casings, a rope or caution tape to establish a shooting line and something with a trigger!

    Contact: Cogs, post here or Jason Lenz, DNR Recreation Staff, 360-356-0535, Jason.Lenz@dnr.wa.gov

    Facebook event by DNR (Please share and invite)...
    https://www.facebook.com/events/949504325140376/

    I will update this first post as and when needed.

    Cogs
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
  2. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Rules for shooting on Washington State Lands. As per Department of Natural Resources.

    Web link: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=332-52-145

    These are common rules, to us, reasonable and typical of an outdoor sportsman using good common sense.

    WAC 332-52-145

    Firearms and target shooting.
    (1) What is recreational target shooting? Recreational target shooting is the use of a firearm or bow and arrow on targets and the sighting in of rifles or other firearms on department-managed lands. The department regulates and enforces target shooting on department-managed lands.
    (a) The department may restrict target shooting for the reasons set forth in WAC 332-52-100.
    (b) Persons shall not target shoot carelessly, recklessly, or without regard for the safety of any person, or in a manner that endangers, or is likely to endanger, any person, pet, livestock, wildlife or property.
    (c) Persons shall not discharge tracer or incendiary ammunition or projectile devices on department-managed lands. For purposes of this subsection, "incendiary" means causing or designed to cause fires, such as certain substances or bombs. "Tracer ammunition" means a bullet, projectile, or shell that traces its own course in the air with a trail of smoke, chemical incandescence, or fire, so as to facilitate adjustment of the aim.
    (2) Does recreational target shooting include hunting? No. This section does not apply to hunting activities, which are subject to the rules and regulations administered by the Washington state department of fish and wildlife.
    (3) Where is target shooting permitted?
    (a) Persons may target shoot in:
    (i) Developed recreation facilities specifically designed for target shooting; or
    (ii) Areas with an unobstructed, earthen backstop capable of stopping all projectiles and debris in a safe manner.
    Persons shall not target shoot in any other location.
    (b) Persons shall not shoot within, from, along, across, or down roads or trails.
    (c) Persons shall not shoot on, at, across, along, down, from, or within five hundred feet, of:
    (i) Recreational facilities that are not specifically designed for target shooting;
    (ii) Residences;
    (iii) Businesses;
    (iv) Structures;
    (v) Other areas as restricted;
    (vi) Areas designated or posted as no shooting.
    (4) What may be used as a target?
    (a) Items that are commercially manufactured for the specific purpose of target shooting or similar targets privately manufactured by the person(s) engaging in target shooting that are consistent with this section.
    (b) Unauthorized targets include but are not limited to:
    (i) Natural features, except earthen berms or banks used as backstops for target shooting;
    (ii) Vegetation;
    (iii) Structures;
    (iv) Gates;
    (v) Vehicles;
    (vi) Signs;
    (vii) Other department improvements;
    (viii) Appliances;
    (ix) Furniture;
    (x) Glass;
    (xi) Privately owned or occupied structures;
    (xii) Pets, service animals or livestock;
    (xiii) Wildlife;
    (xiv) Explosive and incendiary items;
    (xv) Garbage of any kind.
    Persons shall not target shoot at unauthorized targets.
    (5) When is target shooting permitted? Unless otherwise posted, persons shall not target shoot one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.
    (6) Is possession of a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle permitted on department-managed lands? Persons shall not possess a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle, except as provided by state law.
    (7) Who is responsible for disposing of spent items resulting from target shooting? Persons who target shoot shall dispose of spent items and remove all shell casings, targets, ammunition packaging, or target fragments resulting from their activity, with the exception of biodegradable clay targets. Failure to remove any such debris is prohibited.
    (8) Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor except a violation of subsection (7) of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

    More information about target shooting on public land:
    https://www.northwestfirearms.com/t...h-yacolt-burn-state-forest-washington.213532/
     
  3. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The artist Mr. Gary Carter said it well... "We are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there." ... Artist ~ Gary Carter.

    Our goal is to clean it up for the benefit of public land preservation and for all individuals and groups who recreate in Yacolt Burn State Forest. So we join together each year to form a massive team full of exciting spirit and camaraderie. Come be part of our grand effort!

    Cogs
     
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  4. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I put up a flyer for this pickup at Sporting Systems on their bulletin board last week. Another one is soon to follow at Johnson Creek Gun Club.

    :)
     
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    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Update: I posted up the flyer at Johnson Creek Gun Club on Sunday. :)
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks Pietro!
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    One week till Pick Up The Burn! RSVP and show support for recreational outdoor shooting on public land.

    Recreational shooting on public land is a big deal. Not only to us but to all recreational groups. It effects all. This is how we can shine a good light, on our kind of recreation, by showing up to be part of the team and working side by side with other rec groups. It's where we gain the respect of other groups.

    Hope you can be there!!!

    Cogs
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I went up on the Burn today and scouted for trash to pick up for the Annual Pick Up The Burn cleanup next Sat. Saw a lot of trash, mostly at target shooting sites.
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    Abandoned camper!
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    TMitchell Washougal WA New Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I promise I'll show up this time!
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Great T! Looking forward to meeting you.
     
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  12. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sorry guys but I'm gonna be trying to win the kokanee derby on Merwin lake. :)
    Maybe next time.;)
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Then you'll have to share your prize with us! :cool:
     
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    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Prize money goes to fund my East coast trip the week after the derby, sorry....:D
    I'm changing the way the percipiation was the last time, all over me to this time me being dry & sitting on the wet stuff.:p
     
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    TMitchell Washougal WA New Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If someone has a good place to take the camper, I'll happily tow it out of there. Obviously made it up there, it can come out.
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    We'll find out by Sat. Might need a special trip permit or LE escort. We'll need some air in one tire.

    Thanks.
     
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    TMitchell Washougal WA New Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Silly laws. Should be as simple as driving it to the dump/scrap yard. *should*
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe they'll let us have some fun with it... Tanarite. Heck, I'd clean it up afterward!:rolleyes:
     
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    TMitchell Washougal WA New Member 2016 Volunteer

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    After the lawnmower video/incident, I'm afraid that could be turned upside down real quick. Lol. I'll bring a couple stingers with different ball sizes if it gets ok'd.
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I heard from DNR about what to do with the trailer. He would like us to tow it to the Corrections facility.

    They tracked the owner to Oregon. Currently trying to contact. They suspect it may have been purchased by someone who never registered it and got tired of it taking up space so dumped it. Looks like they gutted it to get ready to remodel.

    So, bring the tow balls and a can of air. We'll get it out of there.

    Cogs.
     
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