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Featured Past Volunteer Event Mt Hood Nat Forest CleanUp April 23rd, 2016

Event: Mt. Hood National Forest Cleanup
Discussion in 'Community Outreach' started by Cogs, Mar 23, 2016.

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

Improved area at Wildcat

Sat April 23, 2016, 9 AM to 1 PM (+/- an hour).

Google Map Link: To meeting area...
https://goo.gl/maps/LA5CRdEowZq

GPS Coordinance:
45°18'48.0"N 122°05'03.6"W

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Directions to base camp meeting area; Just past Sandy, OR, turn right on SE Firwood Rd (at Shorty's Corner), Stay on SE Firwood Rd to Left on SE Wildcat Mountain Dr, Continue onto NF-36, Continue onto NF-3626, Turn Left at the NWFA Cleanup Sign.

Description:
We will be cleaning up outdoor target shooting sites. USFS will provide bags, latex gloves and garbage disposal. They will also provide volunteers with L & I insurance for the clean up hours.

Lunch Provided:
BBQ lunch noon to 1 pm! Free raffle prize drawings during lunch! Enjoy! Thank you for your help!

After Lunch: (The official event ends after lunch)
You are welcome to stay and enjoy some fun target shooting with a great group of outstanding gun owners. Be sure to bring ear and eye protection and appropriate legal targets.

What to bring:
Gloves, Boots, Jeans, Rake, Shovel, Legal Targets and something with a trigger! (Rain gear might be appropriate depending on weather forecast).

What to Expect:
Coffee, donuts, lunch, free stuff, meet new and old friends, help to keep our Federal Lands open to recreational outdoor shooting, help keep our public playground clean and have a great time target shooting.

Who is invited:
This event is open to all Public, Family and Children. A great way to meet new people, do some shooting and help clean up our State Lands.

Help our planning efforts:
We are expecting at least 30 people for this event. Please be sure of your schedule when you RSVP. We will adjust our food count accordingly. Thank you.


This event is sponsored by
Northwest Firearms, USFS Mt Hood Nat Forest & Clackamas County Dump Stoppers

Supporting vendors;
Sportsman's Warehouse SE 82nd Portland,
Cabela's, and
Rapid Fire Arms LLC Sandy.

Please visit these vendors and thank them for their support!

Please VOTE RSVP above!

Who to contact:
Cogs or rangerlars
  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.

    Improved area at Wildcat

    Sat April 23, 2016, 9 AM to 1 PM (+/- an hour).

    Google Map Link: To meeting area...
    https://goo.gl/maps/LA5CRdEowZq

    GPS Coordinance:
    45°18'48.0"N 122°05'03.6"W

    Wildcat Cleanup 4-23-16.jpg


    Directions to base camp meeting area; Just past Sandy, OR, turn right on SE Firwood Rd (at Shorty's Corner), Stay on SE Firwood Rd to Left on SE Wildcat Mountain Dr, Continue onto NF-36, Continue onto NF-3626, Turn Left at the NWFA Cleanup Sign.

    Description:
    We will be cleaning up outdoor target shooting sites. USFS will provide bags, latex gloves and garbage disposal. They will also provide volunteers with L & I insurance for the clean up hours.

    Lunch Provided:
    BBQ lunch noon to 1 pm! Free raffle prize drawings during lunch! Enjoy! Thank you for your help!

    After Lunch: (The official event ends after lunch)
    You are welcome to stay and enjoy some fun target shooting with a great group of outstanding gun owners. Be sure to bring ear and eye protection and appropriate legal targets.

    What to bring:
    Gloves, Boots, Jeans, Rake, Shovel, Legal Targets and something with a trigger! (Rain gear might be appropriate depending on weather forecast).

    What to Expect:
    Coffee, donuts, lunch, free stuff, meet new and old friends, help to keep our Federal Lands open to recreational outdoor shooting, help keep our public playground clean and have a great time target shooting.

    Who is invited:
    This event is open to all Public, Family and Children. A great way to meet new people, do some shooting and help clean up our State Lands.

    Help our planning efforts:
    We are expecting at least 30 people for this event. Please be sure of your schedule when you cast you RSVP above. We will adjust our food count accordingly. Thank you.

    This event is sponsored by;
    Northwest Firearms, USFS Mt Hood Nat Forest & Clackamas County Dump Stoppers

    Supporting vendors;
    Sportsman's Warehouse SE 82nd Prtd, Cabela's, & Rapid Fire Arms LLC Sandy

    Please RSVP above!

    Who to contact:
    Cogs or rangerlars
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
  2. Cogs

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

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    Target Shooting Rules on Mt. Hood National Forest
    1. No person shall place targets on trees or shoot trees
    for any purpose.
    2. No person shall shoot across, from or along any road,
    trail or body of water.
    3. No person shall 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 or property.
    4. Persons engaged in target shooting shall remove from
    National Forest System land all shell casings, targets,
    and other debris resulting from their use.
    5. Persons engaged in target shooting shall utilize an
    appropriately sized, natural backstop.
    6. No person shall shoot targets other than those
    commercially manufactured for the specific purpose of
    target shooting, except for paper targets privately
    manufactured by the people engaging in target shooting.
    7. The use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition is
    prohibited.
    8. No person shall shoot glass of any kind, appliances,
    furniture, vehicles or other debris determined to be
    garbage or refuse by an enforcing officer.
    9. No person shall engage in shooting while under the
    influence of drugs or alcohol.
    10. Target shooting and other shooting related activity
    will be prohibited from one half hour after sunset to one
    half hour before sunrise.

    Here's a link to their web page on
    Recreational Target Shooting on the Mt. Hood National Forest
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Gain a lot of pride.jpg
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This... is happening at this cleanup!!!

    Burgers.JPG
     
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    31Kwiredog Gresham Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll bring the donuts.
     
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    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Quick question, how good are the roads? I have just my tiny little Golf so in order to get there I need at least a road that isn't totally washed out.

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

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    I will let @rangerlars answer that, as I have not been there in a while. As I recall, they are good for any vehicle. But don't take my word for it.
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a handout PDF flier (8 1/2 x 11 color) on this event and will be happy to send it in an email if anyone would like to hand it out. It has the GPS co ordinance, written directions, description and QR code links to the event thread. Simply print and hand out.

    Send me your email address in a Private Conversation.

    Also, please share on Facebook (groups & friends) and send invites to people you know...
    https://www.facebook.com/events/960284570759532/
    They don't have to have guns or shoot, just want to help clean up. Perhaps all they want is a burger. That's cool too!

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  9. echase1793

    echase1793 Eugene/Portland Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm in for cooking. I have a gas Webber grill and a Propane coffee maker. If they could be used. Anyone want to carpool?
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Totally awesome! Thank you echase!!!
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a package of 24 hot dogs and I'll get buns to match. Also a 5 gal propane tank along with 2-3 small bottles of propane.
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Also, I have all the paper plates, napkins and plastic forks we will need.
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This location, at Wildcat, is up for 'Adoption'! You read that right... Adoption. The USFS would like a NWFA member (or 2) to adopt the site by committing to checking on it and reporting its condition every so often. Keep this in mind, as we will be talking about it at the cleanup.

    USFS has recently made improvements to this area that make it attractable for target shooting. (It's one of the only places to shoot on that side near Sandy). Two cleared lanes with berms at the end of a cul-de-sac. They were old dead end spur roads that lend themselves well to shooting. One is a 75 yard lane and the other is shorter. NWFA member rangerlars could elaborate on its features and condition.

    I like the idea of 'Adopt a shooting site'. It would benefit all of us to have members keeping us informed and current on what's happening at various shooting sites in our forests. Perhaps we should make it a common thing for us to do?!

    We will also have a couple other topics to discuss at this cleanup. Hope you can join in!

    Cogs
     
  14. John Diana

    John Diana King City, OR Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I won't be able to make this one but I have 1 1/2 tubs of Folgers coffee as well as 2 Ketchup, 1 Mustard and 1 Mayonnaise that I got for the Tillamook cleanup. If someone that is going can hook up I can get these to them. I live in King City and am in Beaverton (near NIKE) every weekday.
     
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    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    @Cogs, A thought I just had. Getting someone to "Adopt" a shooting area is great. The problem is so many shooters, like me, live quite far from these places. For this Wildcat sight you might consider getting some flyers up a DRRC and Estacada Rod & Gun Club. I know if I lived closer than an hour+ one-way I'd go for something like that. Heck, I don't go for the clean-up anyways, I go for the meeting people, food and the shooting afterward!:D
     
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    coltemp Lake Stevens New Member

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    @Cogs NWF should post some flyers like waguns up here in Washington does. Basically saying the group sponsored the cleanup and encourage others to pick up after themselves. Adopting the location is a great idea. I will suggest it up her as well as there are some regular sites that some people use fairly often
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Right on, coltemp. We do that. After the cleanup, we post a laminated poster that says "This site cleaned up by Northwest Firearms". It has the QR code that links to the home page of NWFA, asks that they take out their own trash and encourages to "Have fun, be safe and be responsible". I'll post a pic in my next post.

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

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    A crooked scan, but it gets the message across...
    Site cleaned by NWFA Scan 2.jpg
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That sign is really inexpensive to print and laminate, so, when it gets shot up, we can replace it easily.

    It will help when we have someone checking on the site every so often and they can let us know when the sign needs to be replaced.

    I'd like to see a pic of waguns sign. Also would like to hear more about them.

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I didn't know we were putting a sign up after we were done cleaning the places. I had thought that would be a good idea though. Is that just an 8"x11" sheet of paper?

    Gotta wonder if we had the sign up at the Louisignot sight when the dudes came up and started hanging bottles from the trees to shoot?