Sunday, December 20, 2020

Target Shooting Committees in a Forest Near You

Trash No Land is now accepting Volunteers to serve on multiple target shooting committees throughout Oregon and Washington. Choose your favorite forest and join that committee. We need committee Members and Directors. Serve as long as you wish and as often as you can.

Your committee will focus on, and discuss, recreational target shooting in your local public land area. This is a grass roots effort to save, preserve and improve recreational shooting on public lands.

This meeting hall consists of multiple individual teams in multiple forests who are all on the same 'bigger' team.  We are all focused on the same goal... "to make a positive difference in public land target shooting".
We are fed up with the mess and irresponsible shooting that often happens in our forests. We are strapping on our boots to make a difference Northwest wide. We are getting involve, on a local and regional level, with forest agencies to help monitor and care for our great outdoors. And now we have one central meeting place where we can all learn from each other, share information and implement our ideas to cause a positive difference.
The forum is a private forum, owned and operated by Trash No Land (not regulated by any social media giants).  It is not your typical forum you find on the open web.  There are no classifieds or politics and it's not a place to find secret shooting sites.  It's a forum focused on a mission.
Please join and be a part of a great thing for our great outdoors and the recreational shooting sports.  Click the link below and you'll be off to the shooting range!

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Impromptu Cleanup happened at Wolf Creek Lanes

Steve Williams, a member of Trash No Land, put out a call for help, on the website forum, to go clean up the North Fork Wolf Creek Rd shooting lanes in the Tillamook State Forest and six good stewards joined him.  Other shooters, who were already shooting at the lanes, saw their good work, paused their recreation time and lent a hand.

Steve tells us they were able to do a fair job on lanes 3 and 4 but couldn't get the trash at lanes 1 & 2.  They removed 33 bags of trash, three tires, several plastic bins and a hamper, some various pieces of wood, and one really shot up 50 gallon drum lid. It filled two pick ups and the back of a Subaru wagon. All of this off of just two lanes. They were able to get a quick look at lanes 1 & 2 earlier, and while they can certainly use some cleaning, they weren't anywhere near that bad. At least half of the trash taken off of both Lanes 3 & 4 appeared to be non-shooting related dumping. Mostly household trash.

They found this in the parking area at lane 3:

Garbage dump at parking area of lane 3.

They also found pretty much the same household items dumped across from lane 4 (including a computer monitor and three tires).

More illegal dumping near lane 4.

The guys that were shooting on lane 3 took a break, grabbed some bags, and lent a hand.

Big THANK YOU for helping out!

They got a group photo on lane 4 along with the two gentlemen, already at the lane, who proactively joined the clean up. Like the people on lane 3, everyone they met out shooting very much wanted to get involved in volunteer efforts at the lanes.

The disposal cost was shared among the volunteers.
This is the kind of effort we love to see and highly encourage!  A simple shout out for help and great things can happen.  Thank you all for your share~n~care of our great outdoors and the shooting sports on public lands!