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September 26, 2018 - Update #174

Trash Dog Event # 174
Chetco Cleanup on September 8, 2018
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Abandoned Camper at FR McGribble campground
September 12, 2018

Who Let the Dogs Out?

On Saturday, September 8, ten Trash Dogs were released along the North Bank of the Chetco River. They retrieved all manner of garbage including televisions and wire fencing. The day culminated in the cleanup of tents and trash at an old abandoned Palmer Butte campsite. The day’s haul filled a pickup bed and a trailer. Thanks to volunteers Ed Cooke, Lester Crazner, James Fournier, Ed Gross,Victor Ortega, Debbie and Jere Petrie, Ray Sundblad, Wayne Sundin and Beth Walden.

On Wednesday, September 12, Trash Dogs Ed Gross, Victor Ortega, Ray Sundblad and Wayne Sundin went to McGribble campground, just northeast of Port Orford, to load up an old truck and a 38′ trash-filled RV as well as pick up garbage littering the surrounding area.

The disposal and towing for these events totaled $1,059. It’s very costly to keep our parks and forests clean. Trash Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Donations can be mailed to Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, Oregon 97415.

March 28, 2018 - Update 172

Trash Dog Event # 172
Abandoned Camper at FR 1107-650
March 12, 2018

Eleven Volunteer Trash Dogs, a few tools and five hours of hard work the 24 foot dual-axle camp trailer was reduced to five loads of garbage and trash ready for a trip to Curry Transfer and Recycling for disposal.

Nice camper before it met the Dogs

Nice camper before it met the Dogs

Camper getting a facelift

Camper getting a facelift

It is surprising what eleven highly charged Trash Dogs with a purpose can accomplish.  What was an abandoned but full of trash camp trailer complete with pull-out living room was reduced to rubbish in five hours, from 10 am to 3 pm. Along with destruction of the camper, the Dogs filled 31 bags of garbage from the former campers garbage pit, a nearby ravine.  As the clock struck three the Dogs headed to CTR’s big barn on Carpenterville Road to discharge their loads with a sigh of relief and a heap of satisfaction for a job well done.

Volunteers Trash Dogs today are Hank Cunningham, Wayne Sundin, Bonnie Kuppler, Randy Patterson, Marty Van Otterloo, Steve Lowe, Jerry Sweeney, Ray Sundblad, Victor Ortega, John Thompson, and Ed Gross.  Besides the volunteer work the disposal charges were $150.  The Dogs wish to thank numerous citizens for their generous donations sent to The Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, Oregon 97415.

Ed Gross for the Dogs

February 25, 2018 - Update 171

Trash Dog Event # 171
February 17,2018
Old Mill Site Gravel Bar

Two 5th wheel camp trailers dumped/discarded on the gravel bar across the Rogue River Road from the old mill site were broken up, dismantled and hauled as trash to Curry Transfer and Recycling (CTR).  This was an all day job of dismantling by Volunteers Jane Stebbins, Beth Walden, Rory Mc Donald, James Fournier, Steve Lowe, Ray Sundblad, Wayne Sundin, Ron Lewis, John Thompson, Randy Patterson, Ed Gross, Marty Van Otterloo, Mark Anderson, and Joe Janowicz.  Thank you Volunteers for all you do!  Next step is to cut up and recycle the chassis that remains on site.

Trash Dogs James Fournier, Beth Walden, Joe Janowicz and Rory McDonald hard at work

Trash Dogs James Fournier, Beth Walden, Joe Janowicz and Rory McDonald hard at work

Ron Lewis, Rory McDonald, Wayne Sundlin, Marty Van Otterloo and Steve Lowe still working on the first camper.

Ron Lewis, Rory McDonald, Wayne Sundlin, Marty Van Otterloo and Steve Lowe still working on the first camper.

Cost to dispose of trash and mileage for Event # 171 will run over $500.  These are costs the public pays for through their generous donations.  So we ask citizens what can you do to stop the epidemic of people dumping worn out RVs and other camp trailers on public and private lands of Curry County?  The Trash Dogs appreciate donations.  Donations can be sent to the Trash Dogs, PO Box 444, Brookings, OR 97415.

Ed Gross for the Dogs

February 10, 2018 - Update 170

Trash Dog Event # 170
January 20,2018
Rogue River - Big Gravel Bar

Whoopee! The Trash Dogs are alive and well after the Chetco Bar Fire break in Service. But that’s not so for the trash dumpers who by all indicators were working overtime dumping piles of trash hither and yon while the fire burned.

Saturday eleven highly energized, and unrestrained Dogs found abundant piles of household trash at the big Rogue River gravel bar across the road from the former mill site. The Dogs recovered and disposed of three large loads of trash today. Another three loads await our next event.

This household trash appears to have come from a messy house and was loaded with a front-end loader and trucked to the gravel bar for disposal. That’s just another unsavory activity of some scum bags that live in our South Coast communities.

Trash Dog Event # 170 with three load haul, 1/20/2018, Rogue River Bar L-R: Steve Horn, Randy Patterson, Tim Wilson, Iris Wilson, Pete Dale, Wayne Sundin, Steve Sundin, Marty Van Otterloo, Rory McDonald and Ray Sundblad. Ed Gross and Steve Lowe not in picture.

Trash Dog Event # 170 with three load haul, 1/20/2018, Rogue River Bar L-R: Steve Horn, Randy Patterson, Tim Wilson, Iris Wilson, Pete Dale, Wayne Sundin, Steve Sundin, Marty Van Otterloo, Rory McDonald and Ray Sundblad. Ed Gross and Steve Lowe not in picture.

Hat’s off to 11 Loyal Trash Dogs today: Steve Lowe, Randy Patterson, Pete Dale, Iris Wilson, Tim Wilson, Marty Van Otterloo, Steve Horn, Wayne Sundin, Steve Sundin, Ray Sundblad, Rory Mc Donald, and Ed Gross.
The cost of this cleanup event totaled $247. Contributions can be mailed to Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, OR 97415. To volunteer, visit our website at www.trashdogs.org/ or call 541-661-2734.

Ed Gross for the Dogs
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