Saturday, April 21, 2018

It's Official - Tillamook State Forest Volunteers are AWESOME!

SOLVE IT Success on April 21, 2018!

The weather was beautiful, the volunteers were pumped and the Tillamook State Forest's 2018 SOLVE Earth Day Clean-up was a resounding success.  We may be a little biased, but I think it’s obvious, Tillamook State Forest Volunteers ROCK!

At the end of the day 4 ODF staff members working with a group of 60 volunteers from 7 different clubs and organizations removed over 6,000 pounds of garbage (about 30 cubic yards) and 201 tires from the Tillamook State Forest in just under 4 hours!

Clubs and Organizations Represented were:

Volunteers prepare to unload the farm gate
and 60 tires from this forestry trailer.
·        Oregon Equestrian Trails
· (4x4 club)
·        Trucks in Tight Spots Off-Road (4x4 club)
·        Cascade Cruisers (4x4 club)
·        Friends of Wayne Naillon
·        Ride Revivial
·        Jolly Jeepers (4x4 club)
·        Tillamook State Forest Trail Patrol
·        Boy Scout Troop 557

Site partners included:
  • Oregon Department of Transportation who provided the staging area for the dumpsters and volunteer registration

Special thanks to:
    Swatco Sanitary Service
  • SWATCO Sanitary, Inc of Banks who donated the dumpsters and the hauling services.  This business has been supporting our SOLVE project since 1996.

Some of what was pulled out of the brush included:
Halfway full with some sofas and a sink.
  • Tires, tires and more tires
  • Several small appliances
  • 4 sofas
  • Two nearly identical silver automobile hoods (vented with bullet holes)
  • A utility sink
  • Queen mattress set
  • A galvanized farm gate
  • Bags of old clothes