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August 26, 2017 - Update 169

Trash Dog Event # 169
August 17, 2017
Chetco River Road 1376, Miller Bar to Steel Bridge

Fifteen energized Trash Dogs, hurried to clean up the North Bank Chetco River road before the Chetco Bar fire burned the trash and put a stop to our work. Starting at the Steel Bridge the Dogs planned to work down-river to Miller Bar. That was the intent but the day passed by quickly and soon it was early afternoon and the Dogs were ready to head toward town with their load of trash. On the way the Dogs the spotted a western rattlesnake on the roadside, not a big one but interesting enough to get a photo.

30 inch western rattlesnake hurrying out of "Dodge."

30 inch western rattlesnake

Trash Dogs of # 169:  Steve Lowe, Wayne Sundin, Frank Thornburgh,

Trash Dogs of #169

A note of thanks to the Dogs of the day: C.J.Johnson, Dustun Fransisco, Marty Van Otterloo, Gary Maschmeier, Dory Shreve, James Fournier, Michael Kin, Debbie and Jere Petrie, Voctor Ortega, Jerry Sweeney, Frank Thornburgh, Wayne Sundin, and Steve Lowe.

Bonus points: The next day Jerry Sweeney volunteered to clean up a campsite south of the Best Western Beachfront and clean up several large bags of trash that campers had left for the tide to carry away. Kudos and thanks to Jerry. Such a nice place to camp and party at a beach with someone else to do cleanup.

To volunteer for a “life-changing” day with the Dogs visit our website at www.trashdogs.org or call 541-661-2734 or 541-469-4980.

Ed Gross for the Dogs

July 24, 2017 - Update 168


Trash Dog Event # 168
July 20, 2017
Chetco River Road 1376

The North Bank Chetco River Road, an “old faithful” for trash dumping sites came thru big-time last Thursday.  The Dogs started at U.S. 101 and traveled on to Social Security Bar ending near Miller Bar.  In that 12 miles, the Dogs picked up three heaping pickup loads and one trailer load of recently dumped garbage making the Trash Dogs day!   They are always happy when they find loads of the bad stuff.  Today’s smelly stuff included car remains (bumpers, fenders and frame parts), a barbeque grill, numerous tires, carpeting, old clothes, auto battery, pieces of steel, and many bags of household garbage, enough for four heaping loads.  It was all in a day’s work for the Trash Dogs.

Trash Dogs, Event # 168:  L-R CJ Johnson, Bonnie Kuppler, Rory McDonald, Marty Van Otterloo, John and Diane Naczkowski, Steve Lowe, Dory Shreve, Matthew Kellenberger, and Wayne Sundin.  Michael and Beverly Kin and Ed Gross not pictured.

Trash Dogs, Event # 168: L-R CJ Johnson, Bonnie Kuppler, Rory McDonald, Marty Van Otterloo, John and Diane Naczkowski, Steve Lowe, Dory Shreve, Matthew Kellenberger, and Wayne Sundin. Michael and Beverly Kin and Ed Gross not pictured.

Finally back down-river at Social Security Bar the Dogs consolidated the trash, rested up, and enjoyed a cookie break supplied by the Cookie Lady who wasn’t able to attend.  Then it was on to Curry Transfer and Recycling to dump our loads and be back home by three pm.

The high energy Dog Volunteers today are Rory McDonald, Diane and John Naczkowski, Marty Van Otterloo, CJ Johnson, Matthew Kellenberger, Dory Shreve, Beverly and Michael Kin, Bonnie Kuppler, Wayne Sundin, Steve Lowe, and Ed Gross.

Total cost for Trash Event # 168 is $150. To give the Dogs a hand you may send contributions to The Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, OR 97415.

To volunteer for a “life-changing” day with the Dogs visit our website at www.trashdogs.org or call 541-661-2734 or 541-469-4980.

Thanks to all the Volunteers for a job well done,

Ed Gross for the Dogs

June 21, 2017 - Update 167


Trash Dog Event # 167
June 15, 2017
Rogue River Vehicles

The Rogue River corridor has really caught cleanup fever this June; first the Annual Rogue River cleanup on the 10th and now the the vehicle salvage on the 15th. In July the Dogs will find out if more vehicles and choice trash remains hidden away further upriver.

Several weeks back The Dogs along with Deputy Gray and Forest Office Fakier spotted seven trashed and abandoned vehicles along the Rogue River.  With ownership or lack thereof satisfied The Trash Dogs hired Wes and Bob (of Wes’ Towing) to salvage six trashed cars and SUVs from the lower Rogue gravel bars.  The vehicles were badly beaten up but Bob identified one Ford Ranger, two Toyotas, one Dodge Caravan, one Kia and one Honda.  The last vehicle, an abandoned red Chev Blazer at Oak Flat camp, was taken out for salvage.

Total cost for cleanup of trash and vehicle salvage was $730.00. To give the Dogs a hand you may send contributions to The Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, OR 97415.

To volunteer for a day with the Dogs along the roads and streams of Curry County’s outback visit our website at www.trashdogs.org or call 541-661-2734 or 541-469-4980. It will be a “life-changing” day to be remembered.

Thanks to all the Volunters for a job well done,

Ed Gross for the Dogs

- Update 166


Trash Dog Event # 166
June 10, 2017
Rogue River Cleanup

Joe Janowicz, Ray Sundblad, Kathie Cotter, Marty Van Otterloo, Bobbie Gross

Joe Janowicz, Ray Sundblad, Kathie Cotter, Marty Van Otterloo, Bobbie Gross

Rogue River Cleanup this year was a real win-win for the Trash Dogs.  We joined forces with school volunteers and jet boaters to do a “number” on all kinds of trash dumped in the Rogue River corridor since last year’s cleanup.  All water-soaked from recent rain.  There was everything from big tires, little tires, mattresses, junked cars, many yards of carpeting, refrigerators, lazy boy chairs, household garbage, yard waste, bags of rabbit cage poop, a kitchen sink and many bags of garbage turned in at Quosatana Campground.

The highlight of the day following a rainy morning was the fine hotdog and hamburger lunch with all the trimmings, lunch was provided by the South Coast Watersheds and many local merchants. Along with all the local volunteers the Trash Dogs today are Bobbie Gross, Joe Janowicz, Ray Sundblad, Marty Van Otterloo, Kathy Cotter, and Ed Gross who rounded up our giant load of trash in the rain.  Thanks to all the volunteers for an excellent contribution to the Rogue Cleanup.

To give the Dogs a hand your contributions can be mailed to the Trash Dogs, P.O. Box 444, Brookings, OR 97415.  To Volunteer for a day with the Dogs, visit our website at trashdogs.org or call 541-661-2734 or 541-469-4980. Please join us for a joyous day in the forest and by the streams.

Ed Gross for the Dogs
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