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Shaguardriver
March 22nd, 2010, 07:48 PM
* * * RAIN OR SHINE EVENT * * *
When Saturday, April 17, 2010
Registration from 8-9:00 a.m.

Where 5536 Holton Road (M120) Twin Lake, MI 49457
(The CarGo Gas Station parking lot)

Suggested A vehicle capable of negotiating the two track roads of the
Equipment Manistee National Forest AND transporting trash to
dumpster locations (4x4 Pickup trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs
with a utility trailer in tow work well), hard tined rakes,
shovels, leather gloves (available free at registration), and
rain gear.

Required YOU Other volunteers usually have extra seating and
Equipment equipment available if you are unable to bring any of the
suggested equipment.

A free hot dog lunch will be provided
Bring your preferred non-alcoholic beverage

Send further event questions to: ForestCleanUp2010@yahoo.com

Help us fund future clean up efforts!
50/50 Raffle
Drawing held during lunch
Must be present to win


Hope to see you there:thumb:

DDS4X4
March 22nd, 2010, 08:14 PM
Another year and I'll bet you'll still find trash in the woods :ahhh:
GREAT work TT :yourock:

Shaguardriver
March 29th, 2010, 08:53 PM
We are looking for another bobcat/skidsteer to help us load the dumpsters. Pass the word.:thumb:

Shaguardriver
April 16th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Looking like a good turn out see you in the moning:thumb:

oz97tj
April 16th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Doesn't look like I'm going to make it now. Have fun everyone!

Tacker
April 18th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Had a great time at the clean-up. Thanks to all that participated :thumb:.

TwinLake4Wheeler
April 18th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Was great to meet so many of you at the event. I had no idea so many people would be there. It was awesome!

Trail_Fanatic
April 18th, 2010, 08:21 PM
It's my first time near a computer since the Clean Up.
We stayed at the cabin and then went to the GLFWDA Quarterly.

WOW!
What a day!

A HUGE thanks to EVERYONE who braved the biting wind to come out!
It looks like we set two new one-day records for the event:

1) 165 cubic yards fo trash collected
2) 1200 tires

Yep! thats 1,200 tires!!!!!!

We found 5 pieces of identifying information that will be turned over to Law Enforcement. One piece was dated 4-1-10, so that might go a ways to reducing the re-dumping that occurs.

Jimmy Gretzinger of Michigan Out-Of-Doors says that we'll be on in 2-4 weeks, so stay tuned on Thursday nights at 8pm on PBS! Of course, after watching MoD, stay on that station for my favorite TV program, The Red Green Show too.

Also a HUGE shout of thanks to all of the equipment donors!
We wouldn't have reached 165 yards without your kindness!

Thank you to the Two Trackers Clean Up Committee.
They did an excellent job putting things together this year.
And an EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU to Kelly Santose, the Committee Chairperson.
She did an AMAZING job coordinating everything.

Trail_Fanatic
April 19th, 2010, 01:15 AM
There is an ongoing, unwritten contest that's been going for years;

Who had the nastiest load of the day?

Needles and 55 gallon drums just plain scare me.

Diapers are usually the winner.

This year my vote is for Ryan (screen name?).
I don't know what the heck he picked up, but his poor truck stunk BADDDD all day long! You could smell it from 20 feet away! I heard it was a "frozen" turkey that hadn't been frozen for a very long time.

Any other "horror stories"?


Also a special thanks to State Representative Geoff Hansen for yet another year of support!

If any of you wheelers live in Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, or Mason counties, Mr. Hansen is running for State Senate in 2010.

Besides being an all-around great guy, he's also been a huge supporter of the Clean Up and Motorized Recreation in general.

I can't recommend him enough.

Hansen for Senate!

n8big
April 19th, 2010, 04:12 PM
The total participants was 167!

Great job everybody! Down from last year so lets make next year 2011 the best year yet.

phittie1100
April 20th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Ryan started out with a well-thawed frozen turkey, and we added a dog carcass to the mix before he went back to the dumpster. It was hard to keep loading his truck, my gag reflex was working overtime!

Greenway
April 20th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Here's a couple pics

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt285/tomjefferson/Jeep/Land%20Use/TT%20Cleanup%2010/P4160111.jpg

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt285/tomjefferson/Jeep/Land%20Use/TT%20Cleanup%2010/P4160113crop.jpg

phittie1100
April 21st, 2010, 08:24 AM
Hey all of you picture takers - we told my son's teacher that we were taking the weekend for a service project and she wants pictures for the school's bulletin board. If you were working near the red dumpsters in Area 10 and have a picture of my kid working (as opposed to playing in the dirt or using a stick to pretend he was an army soldier) let me know.

chevytruckgal
April 21st, 2010, 04:33 PM
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the clean up! All the efforts of the clean up committee would be worthless if it wasn't for the volunteers out in the woods picking up the trash!

To anyone who found any identifying information: would you please contact Pat (Trail_Fanatic) and let him know your name and contact info and a general location as to where you found it. We really need this info for the authorities to try and locate/prosecute those offenders! Thanks!!

Jarhead
April 21st, 2010, 05:08 PM
Hey all of you picture takers - we told my son's teacher that we were taking the weekend for a service project and she wants pictures for the school's bulletin board. If you were working near the red dumpsters in Area 10 and have a picture of my kid working (as opposed to playing in the dirt or using a stick to pretend he was an army soldier) let me know.

I'll get them downloaded from the camera and send you a couple...