Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!
***Contest Opportunity and Rules At the End of this Message!!!*** P H O T O C R E D I T :
& Steve Allaway
While you are out enjoying the sights, sounds, and opportunities for outside adventures that abound in our watershed, we want to remind you to #leadbyexample#packitinpackitout and #leavenotrace !
In addition, for our Fourth Sunday Clean-up this month, we are having a self-led clean-up challenge contest!
These Fourth Sundays are an opportunity for you to help your watershed. Whether we organize the clean-up and lead our volunteers or we challenge you to share your own clean-up adventures, our goal is to help keep the Fall Creek and Winberry Watershed areas free of the unfortunate behavior of those who would trash our public spaces.
We decided to make this interesting!
For those of you participating in this self-led clean-up opportunity, we are asking that you post before and after pics of your clean-up action along with information about the location where you cleaned in either the Fall Creek or Winberry Willamette National Forest areas. We also want a pic of you properly disposing of your haul.
These 3 pics along with location information must be posted either to the #Facebook event, or our Facebook page Friends of Fall Creek Watershed Inc. , or our group Fall Creek Watershed Cleanup or as an Instagram post with the tags:
by the end of the month, May 31st, at midnight. **By posting you give us permission to use your photos and information, to credit you for your photos and win, on our social media accounts in Facebook and Instagram.** ONE random winner will be chosen from all entries with correct information and number of pics, out of the hat on June 1st!
Your PRIZE will be a choice between either
A gift card to @offthewaffle
Two drink tickets to @planktownbrew
!!!!! ***This contest is in no way sponsored by Facebook of Instagram*** #watershed#cleanuptheforest#contest#nonprofit#inittowinit#ReverseLitter#pnw#oregon#oregonexplored#publiclands#usfswillamette#middleforkwillamette#nationalforest#getoutdoors#camping
Big Mahalo to Jay Lee for his graffiti removal today! "After stopping by Ala Wai Park yesterday late in the afternoon, I made it a priority of coming back here again on this Saturday afternoon and focused on removing the graffiti tags on the playground equipment.
Sure enough, I was able to remove plenty of graffiti tags including the most notable one on the side of the slide, which was by far the biggest and challenging tag I had to remove using multiple rounds of WBGR to get the job done. The other graffiti tags weren't so much of a hassle as they came off easily, but what made this graffiti removal a bit tough was the fact I forgot to bring a scrubbing brush with me prior to coming here and I had to come up with a different method of scrubbing the tags off the playground. Ugh. 😑
I used the WBGR to pretty much remove all the graffiti tags that were on the playground. It did its job very well and is definitely much more reliable and better to use rather than the soy strip. My biggest concern prior to doing the graffiti removal was the original coating on the playground equipment smearing right off as soon as I sprayed the WBGR on it. Fortunately though, no coating was smeared off as a result so thank god for tat.
I think I may need to come back one more time since not all the graffiti tags were removed. Gotta make sure I don't forget to bring the scrubbing brush. Removing graffiti tags without the brush makes the job difficult and complicated." #808cleanups#leavenotrace#stewardship#cleanbeaches#cleantrails#volunteer#cleanup#cleanups
Still cooped up in Telluride for a few more days so I decided to go through my gear and do a little inventory. This is all I need to survive for 6 months on trail. Some of it will only be carried while I am hiking through potentially snowy patches. Aside from that everything here has a purpose and contributes to my hike in one way or another. Gear is a very personal thing for every hiker and changes based on a multitude of variables.
* Enlightened Equipment 20° quilt
* Thermarest X-lite (short)
* Sea to Summit silk liner
* Camp pillow
* Trash compactor bag
* Gossamer Gear "The One"
* Polycro groundsheet
* V stakes (11)
* Granite Gear Crown 60
* Granite Gear 13 L stuff sack
* Small laundry bag
* Bear Vault 500 food storage
*Toaks 750 mL pot
* MSR Pocket Rocket 2
* Titanium Spork * Sawyer filter
* 2 liter Platypus
* Backcountry bidet
* Duece of Spades trowel
* Tootbrush, paste, and floss
* Leki Corklite trekking poles
* Derma Safe utility blade
* Petzl ELite headlamp
* Bug headnet
* Duct tape
* Sewing kit
* Patch repair kit
* Luggage scale
* 2 Anker 10000 mAh batteries
* Charging accessories * Bouncy balls
* Marmot down jacket
* Marmot rain jacket
* Columbia PFG shirt
* Soffe running shorts(1" inseam)
* Icebreaker merino tights
* Outdoor Research rain pants
* Ibex midweight merino baselayer
* 2 pair Darn Tough running socks
* 1 pair Darn Tough ski socks
* 1 pair NRS hydroskin socks
* Smartwool merino cap
* Boco running cap
* Black Diamond light gloves
* Homemade rain mittens
* Altra running gators
* Altra Lone Peak 3.5
* Suncloud polarized sunglasses
* Black Diamond raven pro ice axe
* Kahtoola microspikes
And MOST IMPORTANTLY Tinkerbell is always strapped to my pack. I don't go anywhere without her on trail.
@thegroundskeepers @granitegear @altrarunning @cdtcoalition
PLUR Angels will be at ❤️ @skillsdj ETD Love ❤️ tonight at @themidwaysf for round 2 ⚡️💥! We can’t wait for @nero @cazzette and @dabinmusic ⚡️We’re equipped with earplugs, condoms, tampons, and plenty of good vibes 👏. Have an amazing, safe, and responsible night 🌱💕💥
We’ve been on the road now for almost 2 months and we’ve only paid to camp once (and it was because it was below 29 degrees and we wanted to run our heater all night... shortly after that we learned to suck it up and layer in up in our sleeping bags). We haven’t had any run ins with authorities or ever really felt truly unsafe. I hope that going into the future we continue to do all we can to protect and preserve our public lands. This was by far some of our favorite land we’ve camped on. The golden hour light was insane and you could actually see Monument Valley off in the distance.
Take a look at the second picture. That's all the crap I picked up in the lake today. I despise litter and I don't understand how people can come to a beautiful place and trash it. Maybe if all of us pitch in and pick up a few pieces of trash every time we're outdoors, we can make a dent in the mess. My goal is at least 3 pieces every time I go outside, whether that's to a wilderness area or to the grocery store. Litter is everywhere. #litterbugsaretrashypeople#leavenotrace#3piecesproject#cleanupcrew