Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tillamook State Forest Volunteers ROCK!

Successfully SOLVED!

Before: Cascade Cruisers prepare to tackle a dumpsite.
On Saturday, April 22, seventy-two volunteers braved the coastal climate to help clean-up garbage and invasive plants in the Tillamook state Forest as part of the annual SOLVE Earth Day clean-up.

At the end of the day, these fantastic folks, working with four Forestry staff members, had filled two, 20-yard dumpsters with garbage ranging from a queen sized mattress set to a sectional sofa to several pick-up loads of target shooting trash, collected 52 tires and pulled scotch broom while cleaning up storm debris at one of the campgrounds.

A huge thank-you goes out to everyone who rallied in the rain to remove the refuse.  The Tillamook State Forest is lucky to have volunteers like you!

After:  Garbage gone!  On to the next dumpsite!

Clubs and Organizations represented included:
  • Cascade Cruisers
  • Friends of Wayne Naillon
  • Gitout.com
  • Jolly Jeepers
  • Oregon Equestrian Trails (Northwest Chapter)
  • Oregon Hunters Association
  • ORNet
  • Pacific Coast Rover Club
  • Tillamook State Forest Trail Patrol
  • TrashNoLands.org
  • TrashNoLands.org set up at the Beaver Dam Rock Pit for the day to collect garbage and to distribute information about safe target shooting.
  • Trucks in Tight Spots Off-Road

Special thanks goes out to our site partners:

  • SOLVE for helping to recruit volunteers and for providing clean-up supplies.
  • SWATCO Sanitary, Inc of Banks for donating the dumpsters and hauling service.
  • ODOT for providing the staging area for volunteer registration and dumpsters.