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Tillamook State Forest Clean Up!

Discussion in 'Community Outreach 2015' started by Cogs, Feb 24, 2015.

  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. I will edit as and when needed.

    Sat March 14th, 2015

    Time to join up and have some fun in Tillamook State Forest! A great way to meet new people and help clean up our State Forest.

    Thanks to bolus for his diligent efforts in putting this clean up event together!

    North Fork Wolf Creek Rd. (Click on to enlarge)
    Base Camp 3-14-15 Tillamook.jpg

    Contact: Cogs, bolus or post here.

    Who:
    Open to all NWFA members, General public, Family & friends.

    What: We will be cleaning up outdoor target shooting sites from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers need to sign in to the State Forest and NWFA volunteer sign-in sheets which will include a liability waiver. At 1 pm, we'll meet up at base camp, do lunch (bring your own) and draw some prizes.

    You'll be out in the woods and are welcome to stay and shoot after the event.

    However, for liability reasons, shooting is in no way part of or associated with the Northwest Firearms clean-up event.


    Be sure to bring ear and eye protection, appropriate targets and something with a trigger! See separate post about Rules for Target Shooting on State Lands.

    Why: It's more than just picking up trash at a shooting site. It's about Stewardship, Responsibility, Respect, Teaching by example, Preserving our inherited right to shoot outdoors, being a 2nd Amendment representative, and because it's the right thing to do!

    Where: Tillamook State Forest (36 Miles West of Beaverton, OR)
    Map link; https://goo.gl/maps/o0Chc
    GPS Coordinates; 45°46'58.9"N 123°21'54.2"W

    Directions to base camp meeting area; From Hwy 26 & Hwy 217 in Beaverton,
    go West on Hwy 26 for 36 miles and turn Right on North Fork Wolf Creek Rd.
    Follow North Fork Wolf Creek Rd, stay to the Right at the first Wye.
    Follow to the end.

    North side of 26 on North Fork Wolf Creek Rd. (South of the Browns Camp area).

    When: Sat March 14, 2015. Arrive @ 9 am.

    Need to bring: Your own Lunch, Water, Gloves, Boots, Jeans and a Rake is helpful.

    Tillamook Trash1.jpg

    Benefits: (associated with this event)
    • Several chances to win giveaways for Gift Cards from Sportsman's Warehouse of Tanasbourne
    • A chance to win one of three giveaways for $10 Gift Cards from Southwest Washington Surplus!
    • A chance to win one of one giveaway for a box of FREE AMMO. A 500ct box of 55gr .223 fmj, 9mm 115gr fmj or 250ct box of .308 150gr. fmj from Tactical Ammunition from St Helens!
    • Official 2015 ‘Volunteer’ status under your username on Northwest Firearms.
    • A chance to win one of three drawings for a free NWFA T-shirt.
    • A sense of Pride & Ownership in our public forest!

    Please help us count attendance and VOTE in the VOTE BOX above!

    Can you bring something from this list? (Please post if you can provide something on this list).

    Pistol bullet.jpg Coffee grounds
    Pistol bullet.jpg Sugar packets & Coffee creamer
    Pistol bullet.jpg Propane coffee pot w/filters
    Pistol bullet.jpg Propane cook stove
    Pistol bullet.jpg Donuts (expecting +/- 30 Volunteers. Need 2-3 people to bring a dozen each)
    Pistol bullet.jpg Cookies
    Pistol bullet.jpg Dining canopy
    Pistol bullet.jpg Folding table & chairs

    We will also have Target Shooting information, NWFA business cards and paper targets available to hand out to visiting target shooters.

    This event is sponsored by NorthwestFirearms.com, and
    Oregon Department of Forestry Tillamook State Forest.

    NWFA Logo2.png ..... odflogo.jpg

    More information about our involvement with Tillamook State Forest can be found here at NWFA thread; Opportunity to work with the Dept of forestry in Oregon to develop shooting areas

    Special thanks to our contributing businesses for this event!
    We really appreciate your involvement!

    sportsmans-warehouse-mainlogo1.png .......... SW Washington Surplus1.jpg .......... AND .......... Tactical Ammunition3.jpg

    I will update this main post as and when needed.

    Thanks,

    Bill

    Edit 03/14/15 5:11 am: Weather Update; on Sat 03-14-15 @ 5:00 am for Banks, OR... Rain turning turning to Light Rain by 7-8 am through 4-5 pm. Per Weather Channel... http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USOR0024:1:US

    If you would like to join us, we are still going. Please bring rain gear.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
  2. Cogs

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

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    Tillamook State Forest Target Shooting Rules

    (9) Target Shooting.

    (a) No person shall place targets on live trees or shoot live trees for any purpose.

    (b) No person shall shoot across or along any road or trail.

    (c) 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.

    (d) Persons engaged in target shooting shall remove from State Forest land all shell casings, targets, and other debris resulting from their use.

    (e) 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 person or people engaging in target shooting.

    (f) No person shall shoot glass of any kind as a target.

    (g) No person shall shoot appliances, furniture or other debris determined to be garbage or refuse by an enforcing officer.

    (h) Target shooting and other shooting related activity will be prohibited from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise.
     
  3. Cogs

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

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    This is going to be a fun project! Thanks, bolus!
     
  4. billyinfinity

    billyinfinity Portland All pie, all the time. 2015 Volunteer

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    I think I'm in for this one. Thanks Bolus, thanks Cogs!
     
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  5. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Looking forward to this :)
     
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  6. robertbernal1984

    robertbernal1984 PDX New Member

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    Im really disappointed i missed out on this. Any chance there is another westside cleanup event in the works?
     
  7. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    There are hundreds of places that need clean up out west. As the weather warms up Im sure we'll do several more.
     
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  8. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Family will mak
    Didn't miss out yet. Still have a week and a half to go
     
  9. robertbernal1984

    robertbernal1984 PDX New Member

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    True, but im working that day. If I would have seen this post earlier, I would have used some PTO.

    I guess I could unexpectedly come down with some 24 hour bug that day. :D A little fresh air may be the cure.
     
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  10. Cogs

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

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    Typically, we try to give a full 2 week notice. This one just started and is just under that two week mark. Usually they will be on a Saturday.

    Thanks for your desire to be there, Robert! We'll get you in on one!
     
  11. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    For those who are interested, Far West recycling http://www.farwestrecycling.com/our-locations will pay up to $1.40 a pound for shotgun shells (that amount may be lower, they gave me an estimate).

    Metro metals NW also pays for shotgun shells. I dont know the price though
    http://metrometalsnw.com/

    For those out at the clean up, if you want to keep a separate garbage bag for shotgun shells, earn a little bit of spending money at the same time.

    The shot gun shells are apparently ankle deep out at Browns Camp Quary. We should consider a clean up there next.
     
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  12. i3izzy

    i3izzy FG, OR Active Member

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    So I work on Saturdays. Is there anything I can do to assist?
     
  13. Cogs

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

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    I don't know, yet. But I like that Avatar pic you got going there! We'll need some of that!
     
  14. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Kids allowed? Thinking about bringing my oldest
     
  15. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Good question , I always bring my little man when I hit the woods. I definitely want him to learn good stewardship :)
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Family friendly! Happy to have kids!
     
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  17. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Would have loved to join in on this. Flying home that afternoon... :(
     
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  18. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I met with Randy today. I got about 100 tough garbage bags for us. we designated a small turnoff back towards the highway as the place to dump the garbage bags for them to clean up. The bags are marked that it was a volunteer clean up so someone doesnt think we are just dumping trash on the side of the road

    oK9ZJlP.jpg

    Randy wanted to make sure people (especially who are bringing kids) that there is typically broken glass and other sharp objects in the debris to clean up so heavy gloves are recommended.

    we are also allowed to put up a sign that says volunteers did the clean up if we want.
     
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  19. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    How is the road going in? Truck is a little broke and may arrive by car
     
  20. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You will fine, the spur road is a little bumpy , but not to bad. As long as you don't have a lowrider you will be dialed :)