Project Wilderness Cleanups

Hello from Project Wilderness,

We're an Oregon nonprofit founded in 2009, and we're looking for some input from the people that will know best!

To give you a basic idea about us here is our mission statement;
Project Wilderness works to improve our nation's public forests, return declining wildlife to healthy populations, offers free educational programs and to purchase private lands opening them to the public.

Please provide input on land in need of cleanup, maintenance, etc.

Your input will greatly aid us in determining priority of our projects.
Announcing Octobers Cleanup;

10/24 starting at 8am

Triangle Gravel Pit in the Capitol State Forest is located near the junction of Waddell Creek and Sherman Roads.

8am Meeting place will be Dirt lot at Waddell Creek Rd & 105th ave Sw, Olympia WA

This event is hosted by Project Wilderness & coordinated with Washington DNR. Volunteers need to wear rugged shoes & bring gloves (leather gloves recommended). Water & BBQ lunch will be provided.

You can RSVP using one of the two links below;

Project Wilderness on Facebook
If you can't make it you can still support Project Wilderness by buying a shirt! Of this $20 - $5 goes direct towards public land expansion & $5 goes towards cost related to cleanups & habitat projects!

Mail check or money order to;
Project Wilderness
12235 SW Winterhawk
Beaverton, OR 97007

Include Size & Shipping Address.

Just wanted to remind everyone this cleanup will take place this Sat Oct 24th rain or shine! Lunch provided.

Also there are some great projects in the works in conjunction ODFW & Forest Service for riparian & forest habitat restoration in 2010. Hood County & Tillamook County. Feel free to email, call or PM me if you'd like to be involved with planning or implementation. Public input is welcome.

now offers PAYPAL option to instantly purchase a 100% cotton Project Wilderness long sleeve shirt! $20 includes shipping! $5 goes directly towards public land expansion & $5 goes towards cost related to cleanups & habitat projects! That's $10 going right into field work.
Just wanted to keep you guys that might be boarder dwellers up to date :thumb:;

The next few weeks we'll be working on a site Project Wilderness adopted from ODFW along the Wilson River in Tillamook. (Mills)

12206 wilson river hwy, Tillamook OR 97141
Google Maps Location

Removing invasive weeds & planting natives. If you've ever been interested in habitat restoration, here's your chance.

Dec 12th - 8:30-12:00 (invasive removal)
Dec 19th - 8:30-12:00 (invasive removal)
Jan 4th - 8:30-12:00 (native planting)

Here's some pictures from Saturday the 12th;

Crystal clear and colorful yesterday

Ivy removed from three trees a couple weeks ago is beginning to die!

We also caught what we believe is a Pacific Lamprey on video;
We just finished a ODFW managed property along the Wilson River. Removing ivy, blackberries and other invasive species. Replacing them with native species.

We're looking for input on cleanup locations for the up coming months. Please let us know where the public areas in need of assistance are! Locations can be anywhere in Oregon or Washington. Pictures and detailed location information is very helpful!
Here we go again for 2010! We took on a couple month project from Nov-Feb, so we're getting back on track for the spring to tackle public land cleanups once a month! Here is our tentative months schedule (no dates set as of today 3/2)

- March 27th, East of Salem in Silverton State park there is a recreational shooting area that needs cleaning. Google Maps Location

- April 24th (earth day - 22nd) I received an email from a Central Oregon hunter disgusted with dumping that's taking place on public land where he hunts, including items like regular garbage and a hot tub.
Horse Butte Road FS RD 1815
China Hat Rd-FS RD 18
It's SE of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest.

- May 15th another group of local WA recreation shooters is requesting help on a cleanup they're trying to organize;
Info: Gravel Pit Cleanup
Location: (North Fork Gravel Pit in Whatcom County)
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 0830

- June (exact date?) Received report of an area near Pigsah Home Rd. in the hills about 5 miles west of Scappoose. Debris includes TVs, Propane tanks, wood frames, etc.

Come join us if you can and make sure when you're out there you take out what you took in!! :thumbup:
We've been busy! Here's an update on what's been happening the last couple months plus the skinny on what's coming up!!

Cleaned "Party Cove" in Falls Creek Resevoir

Cleaned Forest land near Scotts Mills, Oregon

Cleaned Deschutes National Forest near Bend, Oregon
Took out 6 couches, 1 hot-tub, 1 stove, 1 washer & drier, 1 BBQ grill, and lots lots more...

On May 15th we'll be cleaning the North Fork Gravel Pit in Whatcom County!
Location: (North Fork Gravel Pit in Whatcom County)
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 08:30

You can PM, Email or call me for more info or questions!
[email protected], (503)484-6292
Awesome stuff you guys do. :thumb:

I will keep tabs on your facebook page to see when you do events in my neck of the woods and I will hopefully attend.