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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

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
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