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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

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
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