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January 16, 2019 - Update 176


Trash Dog Event # 176
Elk River Road on January 15, 2019

The Trash Dogs did some sniffing around on the Elk River Road (Forest Service Road 5325) on Tuesday, January 15th 2019.  Their first stop was the boat launch located one mile east of Hwy 101 where they recovered an old refrigerator from an RV and scooped up a half dozen bags of trash. The rascals that discarded their trash did so into the blackberry brambles making the cleanup a prickly affair.

Trash Dogs Wayne Sundin, Mark Anderson and Randy Patterson

Trash Dogs Wayne Sundin, Mark Anderson and Randy Patterson

Tying it down nice and tight

Tying it down nice and tight

Another nine miles up the road the Dogs located a second dump site on a spur road. Apparently someone had camped at this site then decided to dismantle and discard the interior parts of their camper along with lots of trash before departing. I guess they don’t care to follow the “Pack it in, pack it out” rule.

Our final stop was six miles beyond the last site, at Sunshine Bar on the Elk River. We collected three more  bags of trash then headed for home. The Dogs on the hunt were Wayne Sundin, Mark Anderson, Randy Patterson and Steve Lowe. Dump fees for the day amounted to $168.75.

Trash Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Donations can be mailed to Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, Oregon 97415.

Steve for the Dogs

October 27, 2018 - Update 175


Trash Dog Event # 175
Shooting Ranges on October 13, 2018

On October 13th, Trash Dogs once again cleaned up the Snaketooth rifle and pistol ranges located outside of Brookings on FS1107. Thrashed targets, broken glass, metal parts, shell casings and a couple of tires among other garbage filled two pickup trucks and a trailer. The perpetrators of these messes must have mamas who still clean up after them; responsible, civic-minded,  respectors of public property and forest land don’t do this sort of thing. Thanks to Trash Dogs Mark Anderson, James Fournier, Bill McGregor, Victor Ortega, Jane Stebbins, Ray Sundblad, Wayne Sundin, Gary Suter, Jerry Sweeney and Beth Walden for bringing the ranges back to a clean, safe, usable condition for all.

Full trailer load

A trailer load of trash...

and a clean shooting range

and a clean shooting range

Trash Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Donations can be mailed to Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, Oregon 97415.

September 26, 2018 - Update #174

Trash Dog Event # 174
Chetco Cleanup on September 8, 2018
and
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
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