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Title: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: furiouzgeorge on February 09, 2018, 12:46:51 PM
Hey Folks! I've seen a few of these and wasn't sure where to put it. Mods if you know a better spot please move it.

I wanted to organize a couple weekends to do a cleanup on some of our local forest roads or trail heads. I have a 10k dump trailer and a flatbed truck, and would love to connect with others who are interested!

If anyone wants to help or contribute to dump fees message me or follow up in this thread!!!

Thanks!

Title: Re: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: Naches Sportsman on February 09, 2018, 12:55:26 PM
You should contact the agency who's land you are planning to cleanup to get the o.k. major liability issues :twocents:
Title: Re: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: Skyvalhunter on February 09, 2018, 01:40:47 PM
I have done this several times this year. I tried to get the USFS to help with the expense of the dump transfer station. But that went over as well as a turd in a swimming pool. It adds up at $26 dollars a trip.
Title: Re: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: MADMAX on February 09, 2018, 01:52:40 PM
I did something similar back in the 90s for AHE project for community service
Cleaned up some boat ramps and bank access points

Current AHEs might want to suggest that to the current AHE management that road cleanup should qualify as a community service project

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Title: Re: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: optic2 on February 09, 2018, 04:39:18 PM
I have done this several times this year. I tried to get the USFS to help with the expense of the dump transfer station. But that went over as well as a turd in a swimming pool. It adds up at $26 dollars a trip.

I wonder if there is a way around the dump fees. You could contact some people in the county, tell them what you are doing and see if there is a way they can waive the fees.
Title: Re: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: ghosthunter on February 09, 2018, 05:51:45 PM
Hey Folks! I've seen a few of these and wasn't sure where to put it. Mods if you know a better spot please move it.

I wanted to organize a couple weekends to do a cleanup on some of our local forest roads or trail heads. I have a 10k dump trailer and a flatbed truck, and would love to connect with others who are interested!

If anyone wants to help or contribute to dump fees message me or follow up in this thread!!!

Thanks!

I will help on locations in Skagit Valley. East of I 5 , shooting sites, forest roads, areas open to hunting and shooting. Not interested in the island though.
Have a 5x10 trailer and will pay dump fees for a couple loads of my trailer.

Have done this in the past couple times on my own. Shooting sites.
Title: Re: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: pcal on February 09, 2018, 08:32:44 PM
Most of the trash I have encountered is recycle stuff.Plastic bottles,glass and brass,shotgun shells and paper.I bag up that stuff and put it in the recycle bins at the dump.The cost is the price of the containers and my time.I don't really understand the mindset of the slobs who are leaving it.I don't understand a lot of peoples behavior.They go out to nature to enjoy the natural beauty and then trash it so nobody coming behind them can.I appreciate your efforts but don't waste your time tilting windmills.Just carry away what you can and don't try to save the world.I have encountered the most horrible messes in wilderness areas miles from the border.In the Goat Rocks Wilderness on  Coal Ridge I encountered a whole living room set of furniture with couches,end tables and chairs 6 miles from the trailhead.It had to be flown in by some crazy's because horses couldn't have carried it.It was on the Boundry Trail about 3 miles up the ridge from Bluff Lake.Look it up on google earth.That trailhead is cut off by a washout so you have to hike the road another mile to access it so there is no way that stuff was carried by man or beast.It will be there till it falls apart and is weathered away. Good luck in your efforts.
Title: Re: Forest Road Cleanup
Post by: furiouzgeorge on February 11, 2018, 01:14:17 PM
I should have mentioned I'm off Island and now in Skagit! I'll bug you on the 19th if you're at Liesel's Hunter's Ed!

Hey Folks! I've seen a few of these and wasn't sure where to put it. Mods if you know a better spot please move it.

I wanted to organize a couple weekends to do a cleanup on some of our local forest roads or trail heads. I have a 10k dump trailer and a flatbed truck, and would love to connect with others who are interested!

If anyone wants to help or contribute to dump fees message me or follow up in this thread!!!

Thanks!

I will help on locations in Skagit Valley. East of I 5 , shooting sites, forest roads, areas open to hunting and shooting. Not interested in the island though.
Have a 5x10 trailer and will pay dump fees for a couple loads of my trailer.

Have done this in the past couple times on my own. Shooting sites.
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