Thursday, May 3, 2018

Target Shooting On Public Land Informational Class May 26, 2018

Next class is Sat, May 26th, Sportsman's Warehouse Happy Valley!  "Target Shooting On Public Land".  It's all the things you need to know to shoot responsibly on public land.

Four classes are schedule for this Spring/Summer:


Training Classes: "Target Shooting on Public Land"
March 24 Sportsman's Warehouse, Vancouver:
May 26 Sportsman's Warehouse, Clackamas:
July 28 Sportsman's Warehouse, Hillsboro:
Sept 15 Cabela's: Tualatin



The class will cover topics such as:
  • Where to shoot?
  • What to shoot?
  • How to be legal?
  • Are there any rules?
  • Can I shoot milk jugs and propane tanks?
  • Group shooting & sharing.
  • Etiquette.
  • Ethics.
  • Basic firearms safety rules.
  • Fire/public/personal safety.
  • What's at stake and how does that effect the next generation?
  • and more...
This class is scheduled with Sportsman's Warehouse, Happy Valley.

Website Event:  http://trashnoland.org/information_class_5-26-18.html

Your help in spreading the word and sharing this information is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Bill 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes Spring Cleanup!


Current Event

Wolf Creek Lanes Spring Cleanup!

North Fork Wolf Creek Rd in Tillamook State Forest

Sat, May 12, 2018.  9 AM to 1 PM

 

GPS:  45°46'59.5"N 123°21'54.6"W

Hwy 26 West, 35 miles from the Hwy 217 junction at Beaverton.  Turn Right onto North Fork Wolf Creek Rd, take 2nd right up hill to shooting lanes.  Meet at lane 3.

Details:

Join Trash No Land and the Oregon Department of Forestry to show some care~n~share for the Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes.  We will be cleaning up the Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes and several surrounding dispersed shooting locations close by.

The event starts at 9:00 am and ends around 1:00 pm.

Bring; Your own lunch, outdoor clothing, boots, gloves, rakes, magnet & manual pickers and a stewards heart!  We need a few pickup trucks to help haul trash to the dumpster located on North Fork Wolf Creek Rd.

After the event, enjoy an afternoon of recreation as you wish!  Join in at The After Party and have a blast!  Bring some fire power and legal targets!

All are welcome!  We recommend children be of age 12 or older and be under adult supervision as there may be hazardous materials and sharp objects.
Firearm Policy:  Handling or use of a firearm during event hours is not allowed at our events and is not an official part of our events.  You may recreate as you wish after the event concludes.


Questions?  Email Bill Cogley, Trash No Land, President, at info@trashnoland.org

Sponsored by   Trash No Land      Oregon Dept of Forestry


 Stewardship Keeps It Open!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Earth Day on The Hood!
A Cleanup in Mt. Hood National Forest
Sunday, April 22, 2018.  9 AM to 1 PM


GPS:  45° 9'58.13"N, 122° 9'19.39"W
14 miles up river from Estacada on Hwy 224.  Look for the direction signs.  Meet in a large parking area next to the highway just after Carter Bridge Day Use/Picnic Site and the first bridge.
Details:

Join Trash No Land & Tread Lightly! for Earth Day 2018 in the Mt. Hood National Forest as we cleanup the Fish Creek area!  Several dispersed shooting sites are trashed and need our attention, including the old landing strip.

Enjoy a free barbecue lunch provided by Tread Lightly!

Win some great free prizes from Sportsman's Warehouse, Cabela's, Rapid Fire and Sporting Systems!

Bring; Outdoor clothing, boots, gloves, rakes, magnet & manual pickers and a stewards heart!

After the event, enjoy an afternoon of recreation as you wish!  So bring your play-time fun toys!

All are welcome!  We recommend children be of age 12 or older and be under adult supervision as there may be hazardous materials and sharp objects.

Questions?  Email Bill Cogley, Trash No Land, President, at info@trashnoland.org




Sponsored by   Trash No Land      treadlightly!

USFS Mt. Hood  &  Clackamas County Dump Stoppers

Stewardship Keeps It Open!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Johnny Gets A Safe



Johnny Gets A Safe

The cry for help can sometimes be unheard, overlooked or even disregarded and thought of as being unimportant.  But to the person who needs the help, it is a real and stressful situation.  Such is the case with Johnny.

A concern arose at Johnny’s home where he realized he needed to secure his firearms.  He knew the need had always been there and had hopes of one day purchasing a gun safe and paying to have it installed.  Recently, home security and safety in his household became an urgent and top priority for him.  Living on a limited budget, buying a quality gun safe was always a little out of reach for him.  He needed some help, so, he asked other gun owners for their advice and direction.

That’s when Bryan Olson, Vice President of Trash No Land, heard of Johnny’s plight.  In the hopes of getting the needed help, Olson posted the need to the social media forum Northwest Firearms.  The members there wasted no time to raise over $700 for a new gun safe for Johnny.  Funds raised were enough to purchase a new safe, a dehumidifier and a small handgun safe.  Other contributions, from members, were several trigger locks.

With the help of several volunteers from Northwest Firearms, the safe was delivered and installed in Johnny’s home, this day March 11th, 2018.

Trash No Land and Northwest Firearms recognizes Johnny as being a dedicated volunteer at cleanup events and has a sincere desire to see public lands be respected and open to all.  Although he may have some restrictions because of his wheel chair, he does not hold back from chipping in and giving an honest days work.  We are honored to help him out in this way.










Sunday, March 4, 2018

Cleanup Jones Creek Area, Yacolt Burn State Forest, Sat April 14, 2018 (Rescheduled!!!)

Upcoming Cleanup event on the Washington side!

Please join us, Saturday April 14th (rescheduled due to high winds on the 7th) from 9 AM to 1 PM, as we invest a few short hours improving the quality of recreation in the Burn.  With your help, we will be cleaning up several places along the L-1610 road.  This road is one of the most popular entrances to the Yacolt Burn State Forest.  First impressions of a clean pristine forest are important to all who visit.

Event on Trash No Land Event page:

Sign-up Event on Trash No Land Facebook page:


Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 26, 2018

New Informational Classes this Spring/Summer

We are launching a new class this spring called "Target Shooting On Public Land".  It's all the things you need to know to shoot responsibly on public land.

Four classes are schedule for this Spring/Summer:


Training Classes: "Target Shooting on Public Land"
March 24 Sportsman's Warehouse, Vancouver:
May 26 Sportsman's Warehouse, Clackamas:
July 28 Sportsman's Warehouse, Hillsboro:
Sept 15 Cabela's: Tualatin

(there could be another one or two).

The class will cover topics like:

Where to shoot?
What to shoot?
How to be legal?
Are there any rules?
Can I shoot milk jugs and propane tanks?
Group shooting & sharing.
Etiquette.
Ethics.
Basic firearms safety rules.
Fire/public/personal safety.
What's at stake and how does that effect the next generation?
and more...

First class is scheduled with Sportsman's Warehouse, Vancouver and is posted to our Facebook Events, Northwest Firearms and WaGuns .org.


Your help in spreading the word and sharing this information is greatly appreciated!



Thank you!



Bill

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Reasons to support Recreational Shooting and Trash No Land.

The Current State of Recreational Shooting on Public Lands:
  • Trash accumulation at dispersed shooting sites on public lands.  (Lack of stewardship & dumping).
  • Shooters unaware of rules and shooting unlawfully.  (Unsafe conditions & violations of law).
  • Targets being placed on trees, stumps and downed logs.  (Potential fire hazards).
  • Household refuse and appliances being used as targets.  (Wrong choice of targets).
  • Shooting in unsafe locations and directions.  (Public safety issues).
Proposed by Trash No Land and our supporters:
  • Cleanups.  Official and unofficial.  Promote continuous encouragement for ongoing stewardship efforts.
  • Education.  Promote knowledge of rules via word of mouth, social media, publications, classes & events.
  • Awareness.  Inform of issues, conditions, consequences and improvements.
  • Liaison.  Close communication with forest officials to address and improve conditions on behalf of the recreational shooting community.
  • Improvements.  Develop desirable dispersed shooting lanes incorporating fire prevention, public and personal safety, meets rules requirements and ease of cleaning while being environmentally responsible.
  • Maintenance.  Routine repair and upkeep of improved shooting sites and signage.
Trash No Land’s vision for recreational shooting:
  • A cleaner forest.
  • Wide spread knowledge of rules.
  • Adherence to rules.
  • Proper target placement.
  • Proper target selection.
  • Quality dispersed shooting sites.
  • Assistance to forest officials.
  • Improved relations with other recreational activity.
  • No wild fires caused by target shooting.
Join us at our fundraising event and help us do good for our public lands!