Oh how soon the Audobon society forgets us. We (4×4’s) shared a clean up with them at that area a few years ago. Talk about getting thrown under the bus. :evil:
April 25, 2010 from their blog-
“On Saturday, April 24th around 50 volunteers gathered at Black’s Creek for the annual spring clean up. The event was organized by the Golden Eagle Audubon Society, with incredible help from several local off-road clubs including Idaho Off-road 4 x 4 Club, Hillbilly Rock Crew, High Desert Off Road, and Wild West Off Roaders, all members of the Idaho State 4×4 Association. We picked up 3 large dumpsters worth of trash and left the site much cleaner. If you’re out there using the site, please tread lightly and clean up after yourself! Most of what we picked up were targets from shooters. If you want a nice place to site your gun, we recommend the Black’s Creek Public Shooting Range run by Idaho Fish and Game just a mile west from the reservoir”
Thanks for posting the quote from the earlier story; I was kind of put off after reading the article in the newspaper. I felt they were pretty hard to the 4×4 community in general and made us all look bad. But it’s the same old thing, the actions of a small few make everyone look guilty just for having a transfer case.
We sent pictures from that 2010 clean up to the Statesman and they never printed them. You can see those pics on Planet by looking under Earth Day clean up from 2010. The Audobon society also submitted their pics of us and they were not used. BTW only 1 person from IOR showed up for the 2010 clean up, I asked for help at two meetings with 6 weeks advance notice. Good luck.
Idaho Off-Road 4x4 club is an association of people brought together to share a single passion: Four Wheeling! We are a family oriented club dedicated to keeping our public lands open while practicing the policy of TREAD LIGHTLY!
We meet at 7 pm on the second Thursday of every month at Idaho Pizza in Meridian.