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    Scrambled
    Scrambled
    Participant
    Caldwell

    Idaho

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/04/02/2060071/a-remedy-for-blacks-creeks-black.html

    Anyone be interested in lending a hand if they will let us? I think that this would be a great show of support for maintaining a beautiful area……

    We could pitch in on the fence building and/or trash pickup.

    #145752

    Tumbleweed
    Participant
    Garden City

    ID

    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”

    #145753
    Fire Jeep
    Fire Jeep
    Moderator
    Star

    ID

    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.

    #145754
    Christian
    Christian
    Moderator
    Boise

    ID

    So… here is the plan…

    Let’s get as many people as possible to show up for the spring clean up in our Off-road rigs. Then, we take pictures of the group holding the bags and picking up the piles of garbage.

    We submit the article to the Statesman and see what happens. Do you think we will get an article thanking the off-road community for keeping a dirty section of highway clean? Let’s see.

    #145755
    Fire Jeep
    Fire Jeep
    Moderator
    Star

    ID

    I thought of that, except I think the clean-up is scheduled for the same day as our tech inspection: April 21st.

    #145756
    Scrambled
    Scrambled
    Participant
    Caldwell

    Idaho

    @Fire Jeep wrote:

    I thought of that, except I think the clean-up is scheduled for the same day as our tech inspection: April 21st.

    It does indeed clash with our tech inspect….

    #145757

    Tumbleweed
    Participant
    Garden City

    ID

    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.

    #145758
    Christian
    Christian
    Moderator
    Boise

    ID

    Of course, it is the same day as the Race to Robie Creek as well. Isn’t that nice.

    #145759

    BasqueMan
    Participant

    @cdahlstrom wrote:

    Of course, it is the same day as the Race to Robie Creek as well. Isn’t that nice.

    Thereby guaranteeing zero media coverage… :?

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