Shooting Area Cleanup Project? -- COMPLETED!

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Which day should we do the spanish fork canyon cleanup?

Poll ended at Wed 03 Oct 2012 6:36 am

October 13th.
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25%
October 27th.
5
42%
Either date works for me.
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Shooting Area Cleanup Project? -- COMPLETED!

Postby smo » Mon 06 Aug 2012 9:15 pm

Okay, I know, I brought it up, so...

For those who dwell in the southern lands of the valley, there is a semi-popular, yet semi-unknown shooting area up Spanish Fork Canyon. The area is absolutely littered with all sorts of crap that people have left behind, and you could probably make a killing on brass recycling if you gathered up all the casings on the ground.

I took my 5 year old son up there to teach him how to shoot his Savage bolt action, and even he said "Why don't people take their garbage with them?" :dunno:

Anyway, long story short, I thought it might be nice to hold a UCC event there and clean up the place a bit.

My questions are:

1.) Does BLM / Forest Service / State provide any sort of dumpsters for events like this? It would be nice if some agency would volunteer the supplies, if we volunteered the labor.

2.) Is anyone in the Utah County area interested in participating in something like this?

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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby Cinhil » Mon 06 Aug 2012 9:43 pm

I would check with the county and ask if they have anything available for something like this, if not they probably have a good idea of whom may and be able to direct you to them.
If you explain exactly what the reason is you may get further as it is something which helps the community at large. Another option is if you know of a Boyscout who needs an Eagle Project this would definitely fall in line with community service. I would let them know where the location is and offer your services to help them earn their Eagle. As long as the project is cleared by their Board then it would be a great experience, especially for the young man involved.
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby smo » Tue 07 Aug 2012 6:39 am

I think an Eagle project would be ideal for this, too bad all the kids I know are are in the 3-6 year old range! I'll have to ask around, it would be a great project.

I think it would go a long way for gun owners / users of the area to participate in a clean up project, to show that we can be responsible with our hobby. Too many shooting areas are getting trashed, and giving the gun community a bad name. Maybe we deserve it. :disgusted:
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby Snurd » Tue 07 Aug 2012 6:46 am

cdrhoad and pedman are two of the people who set this up on the west side of Utah lake. They may have some good info for you. The BLM helped out at the last cleanup we had.


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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby SBorg » Tue 07 Aug 2012 7:14 am

If we do it on a weekend, I'd be glad to help out with it!


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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby morcey2 » Fri 10 Aug 2012 8:42 am

I'd be interested in helping.
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby OneShotXD » Fri 10 Aug 2012 10:43 am

I'm in.


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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby Seraf » Mon 13 Aug 2012 6:21 pm

Ditto on the weekend work, I'd be happy to join in.
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby smo » Mon 13 Aug 2012 9:15 pm

Thanks for stepping up! I'm thinking sometime in September...was even thinking of making a BBQ out of it or something. I'll get things figured out and organized a little better, and keep you posted.
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby meuxse » Tue 14 Aug 2012 7:33 pm

Count me in too. Also, I have two midgets that would like to help. Kids of course. :thumbsup:
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby ThBrtmn » Thu 06 Sep 2012 3:42 pm

I live in Payson.. Never been there, so would be nice to see alternate spots, as well as clean the the crud up. Good lesson for the kids too.
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby jessem » Thu 06 Sep 2012 5:09 pm

I'm in and would bring my two boys. My 8-year old has a cub scout requirement to do some conservation type stuff and trash cleanup is one of those reqs.
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby smo » Tue 18 Sep 2012 2:57 pm

Alright, September got away from me.

How about October? Any preference on which weekend would be best for everyone?
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby raygun » Tue 18 Sep 2012 5:40 pm

Not the first one? haha that's general conference for all of us Mormons. But I'm in for any of the other weekends.
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Re: Shooting Area Cleanup Project?

Postby ThBrtmn » Tue 18 Sep 2012 5:45 pm

Not the first one? haha that's general conference for all of us CRAZY Mormons
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Yeah that weekend wont be good for us... maybe the next weekend ?
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