Originally Posted by lowranger
I wish the people that do shoot in the creek bed on the Lake county side would clean up their targets. My wife and I went up the creek two days ago and it looks like the county dump up there. They bring stuff up there to shoot at....they shoot the heck out of it and then leave it. It looks like crap! Don't be surprised when BLM shuts the place down. We won't be able to go up there at all for anything.
As noted, I am on the Ukiah side. Anyway, a coupla years ago I dragged my long-bed Datsun halfback trailer up to the obstacle course as part of a clean-up run. The run was started by the local 4x4 club, with participation from the club in Sonoma county. There was quite a few rigs (30 or more) involved. BLM even let us spot a mobile cargo dumpster down at the riverbed on the Lakeport side.
Everybody brought trash bags, the local club worked with someone who provided a bunch of those pincher style extended hand grip things that let you pick up cans and such without bending over. Different groups of rigs hit different trails and collected everything from beer cans to hot water heaters used as targets (as mentioned in the above post). At the end of their day of fun, all the trash was either brought to my trailer in bags, or taken to the dumpster, depending on which way you went home.
My trailer was literally filled to overflowing, and the dumpster was completely filled over the course of two days. Needless to say, we made a difference in the amount of litter spread all over Cow. This is the kind of stuff that keeps us all in the good graces of the BLM.
Might be time to organize such an event again. If we are gunna clear the trails of pin-striping brush, might as well kill two birds with one stone. Could be a hell of a fun event. BBQ at the obstacle course, prize for most trash collected, etc...
Just a thought...