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    Event Info: Gravel Pit Cleanup
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    (North Fork Gravel Pit in Whatcom County
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    Date, time & place to meet:
    Date:
    May 15, 2010
    Time: 0830
    Meet At:K-mart Parking Lot, I-5 Exit 255


    Clear your calendars for this one boys and girls!

    I bought my six-year-old son a Crickett .22LR this year for Christmas. We went to the gravel pit at North Fork road with a couple friends. We spent the day blasting away, he with his new gun and me with a few of mine. At the end of the day, we picked up our targets and headed out.I asked him how many rounds he thought he had shot, he told me to wait a few minutes and he'd tell me. He then reached into his pockets and counted to 107. He said "Dad, I shot 107 rounds today! How about you?" He had taken every shell and out it into his pockets. He said that it was such a mess up there, that he didn't want to make it more of a mess.

    Here is my challenge to you:

    I know it's a long ways off, but, that'll give you plenty of time to clear your schedule. May 15, 2010 at the North Fork Gravel Pit in Whatcom County at 9AM! I will be at the pit with my family, we will pick up shells and old targets and take them to the dump. I will be working closely with DNR and a few possible sponsors to aid the clean-up. I will talk to my boss about buckets, trash bagsand some cash for dump runs. I WILL PERSONALLY PROVIDE FOOD AND DRINKS FOR UP TO 50 PEOPLE. I know that there are others out there that use this particular area for "playing". I have contacted MassiveDesign about a banner for the pit atleast for the day. I will be contacting the news media, The Bellingham Herald and trying to touch bases with the TV guys too. I will contact a tow company to see if they'll donate services, for the abandoned cars.

    The pit has been tidied up in recent years by a group of treehuggers trying to push the "look at the mess that they leave behind" agenda. DNR told me that they are planning to erect a gate in 2011 if it gets worse. We would be losing a great outdoor spot, not just for shooting, but, hiking and hunting too!

    This weekend there were atleast 3 cars, a pile of old corrugated pipe and mountainous heaps of bottles and cans. The ground is COVERED in shotgun shells along with piles and piles of small arms shells.The wood is starting to pile up, the cardboard is getting crazy and I even seen DIAPERS that had been hit by shotguns. One thing that I did notice was that there are no appliances there anymore, that'll change before May, I guarantee!

    WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    Any takers please PM me.

    EDIT: I would plan it sooner, but, we're just as likely to get corked by a snowfall. May seems to be a good time because it can get terribly hot during the summer.

    EDIT: I will also bring a few tarps so we can all blast away afterwards and still keep it clean!

    EDIT: Thanks for the suggestion M1Gunr


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    As long as my schedule allows me, I'm up for this.....

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    Why not removethe carsso not to create a sinkhole as they rust away,then plow the rest under. Aflter all it's only going to a land fill if you cart it all off the a city/county dump.
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    jbone wrote:
    Why not removethe carsso not to create a sinkhole as they rust away,then plow the rest under. Aflter all it's only going to a land fill if you cart it all off the a city/county dump.
    I don't have a plow. But if you have one, or a backhoe I'll buy you ten gallons of red diesel if you bring it.

    Also, I'm trying to touch bases with a couple towing companies to see if they'll volunteer to haul the cars to a scrapyard.
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    tyguy808 wrote:
    jbone wrote:
    Why not removethe carsso not to create a sinkhole as they rust away,then plow the rest under. Aflter all it's only going to a land fill if you cart it all off the a city/county dump.
    I don't have a plow. But if you have one, or a backhoe I'll bi you ten gallons of red diesel if you bring it.

    Also, I'm trying to touch bases with a couple towing companies to see if they'll volunteer to haul the cars to a scrapyard.
    good luck getting a salvage yard to take cars without titles. unless you can find a shady one.
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    Please supply an actual address, I can't put exit 255 k-mart in Whatcom into Google maps. Thanks!



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    try mapquest because you can put in exit #'s
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    kito109654 wrote:
    Please supply an actual address, I can't put exit 255 k-mart in Whatcom into Google maps. Thanks!

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    1001 E. Sunset Drive
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    tyguy808 wrote:
    kito109654 wrote:
    Please supply an actual address, I can't put exit 255 k-mart in Whatcom into Google maps. Thanks!

    Kmart
    1001 E. Sunset Drive
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    Thank you good sir. The lady and I will be there, hopefully with a few extra pairs of hands as well.

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    tyguy808 wrote:
    jbone wrote:
    Why not removethe carsso not to create a sinkhole as they rust away,then plow the rest under. Aflter all it's only going to a land fill if you cart it all off the a city/county dump.
    I don't have a plow. But if you have one, or a backhoe I'll bi you ten gallons of red diesel if you bring it.

    Also, I'm trying to touch bases with a couple towing companies to see if they'll volunteer to haul the cars to a scrapyard.
    Sorry I don't own any.
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    Can a reminder be posted closer to the date?

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    daddyman wrote:
    Can a reminder be posted closer to the date?*
    I will bump the thread as the date gets closer.
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    Is there anyone else interested in this? I have only seen maybe three or four folks that seem interested.
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    Happy to drive up from Skagit County but cannot confirm that far off in advance. Work and all.

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    tyguy808 wrote:
    I don't have a plow. But if you have one, or a backhoe I'll buy you ten gallons of red diesel if you bring it.

    Also, I'm trying to touch bases with a couple towing companies to see if they'll volunteer to haul the cars to a scrapyard.

    I have all manner of heavy equipment including a dozer/backhoe. Unfortunately I live in Walla Walla county :P Somehow I doubt you want to pay the fee to haul it up there and back!

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    tyguy808 wrote:
    Is there anyone else interested in this? I have only seen maybe three or four folks that seem interested.
    Give it some time. People don't always like to commit to something so far in advance.

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    If things work out, count me in.

    If I have someone trying to shoot directly over my head at the hillside on the other side of the road, I might not stay long.

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    uncoolperson wrote:
    If things work out, count me in.

    If I have someone trying to shoot directly over my head at the hillside on the other side of the road, I might not stay long.
    We'll try not to let that happen to you!

    You're local, do you know where the pit is?
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    If my schedule allows I am in. I own a Bobcat but my hydraulics blew....:X.

    Call me next time you have free time we can meet for coffee. Heresolong brought me to a cool place downtown with great coffee.

    There should be metal value in the junk cars. Maybe talk to the DOL. or so about titles. That way salvage yards could make a buck without fear of prosecution. I am not sure how that goes tho.
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    This is a good idea...I don't think getting rid of the abandoned vehicles will be a problem, esp if the DNR and/or LE is involved.

    I will talk to the wife about making a weekend visit to our friends in Bellingham so I can attend and represent the Southwest Chapter!

    Even if that plan fails, I will see if I can make it up that way, but it would be a long trip for just one day.

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    I will come cleanup a pit when people start cleaning up the HIGHWAY that WE as OCDO sponsored

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    I am going to this because it is close to me. I would help with the highway pick up if it wasn't such a long drive.

    It would be nice if more folks would show up to the highway litter patrol too.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    jarhead1055 wrote:
    I will come cleanup a pit when people start cleaning up the HIGHWAY that WE as OCDO sponsored
    I would come to the highway clean-up too, if it were closer to me. Also, I work on a boat 2 weeks out of the month and the last couple (since I joined the board) have been while I was crewed up.

    The state is not threatening to close I-5, they are threatening to close the North Fork area. Thats one of my biggest draws to this project.

    On another note, I spoke to my contact at DNR today. They've given their blessing on this clean-up. There will be some paperwork on my behalf, as the coordinator of this thing, but nothing for the rest of the volunteers.


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    I should be able to make it, it is the area that I do a lot of shooting at, and it would be a shame to lose it! And they will close it, just look at what happened to our four wheeling trails up there a few years ago!

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