MEDFORD, OR, STEWARDSHIP CLEANUP EVENT!
Anderson Butte Recreation Appreciation Day
Sat, June 15, 2019, 8 AM to 1 PM.
Google Maps to Meeting Place: https://goo.gl/maps/wQJmyxdgneG5tyPe9
GPS: 42°13’02.4″N 122°54’26.8″W
Hosted by: BLM Medford District Office
Meet at 8 AM at the location noted above. Sign-in to the volunteer list, enjoy a morning coffee, donuts and good conversation with people you’ll be glad to meet. 9 AM safety briefing and a discussion about current trail/recreation activities, fire prevention measures and safety in recreation.
Join Trash No Land, Southern Oregon Off-Roaders and the Medford BLM to show your appreciation for quality recreation in the Anderson Butte area! We will be cleaning up as much of this recreation area as possible, including several dispersed shooting locations.
Included: A Free BBQ lunch and Free Raffle prizes for volunteers (12 Noon to 1)!
Bring; A potluck salad or side dish to contribute toward the 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 at the meeting site.
After the event, enjoy an afternoon of recreation as you wish on the beautiful Anderson Butte!
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.
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2467068746645206/
Volunteers, children and BLM officials made up our 18 person cleanup crew on a day full of conflicting activities! Southern Oregon University had their graduation on Saturday, a big classic car show in Medford and a beautiful Fathers Day weekend! However, there was still room for a little yard work in our backyard playground!
The BLM management staff was great! All were really good to work with and very supportive of our efforts. They highly encouraged us to expand our efforts and continue our outreach to recreational shooters in that area.
My heart goes out to the trail users, nearby residents and the BLM management as they have experienced, up close and personal, the disrespect of some shooters, vandals and dumpers on the Anderson Butte. That kind of rogue and illegal activity is not representative of target shooting, hunting, sportsmanship or stewardship. They need the help and support of responsible shooters who will spread the message of being responsible, respectful and appreciative of our great outdoors. Contact me, Bill Cogley, at Trash No Land to work together for the good of all recreation on the Butte.
We thank everyone who was involved…
Southern Oregon Off-Roaders Club,
Les Schwab Tire Center,
Star Body Works,
Southern Oregon Subaru,
Black Bird Shopping Center,
Advantage Tire Pros
The photo’s below tell the story of our day.
Questions? Email Bill Cogley, Trash No Land, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org