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Spring brings volunteer opportunities in the Tillamook State Forest
March 30, 2011

News Media Contact: Kevin Weeks (503) 945-7427 -- (program specialists listed for each event will have detailed information about their specific volunteer event)

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has a variety of events planned in April and May to provide vital maintenance of public facilities in the 364,000-acre Tillamook State Forest. Members of the public who would like to contribute their time to help keep their largest State Forest accessible for recreation are welcome to help out at several projects scheduled for the next few weeks:

Saturday April 9

Motorcycle & ATV Trail Project Day in the Tillamook District

Volunteers will be installing concrete grid blocks on trail tread approaches leading to the two new 24-foot Off-Highway Vehicle trail bridges recently donated by the Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA). OMRA obtained an Oregon State Parks ATV Grant to fund purchase of the materials, acquired Tillamook County permits and supervised the contractor responsible for construction of these two new trail bridges to ODF standards. OMRA volunteer labor provided the match for the grant.

A volunteer recently donated a truck load of concrete grid blocks to harden the trail approaches to these two bridges; hardening those approaches will help prevent potential stream sedimentation caused by the bridge trail tread leading to the bridges and protect the bridge deck thresholds from wear.

Volunteers with quads and the proper racks or tie-downs are welcome to assist with transporting grid blocks from the trail heads to the bridge sites. The necessary hand tools to perform that work will be provided by the ODF. ODF personnel will also assist with transportation of the grid blocks to the bridge sites as necessary and supervise proper installation. Worksites are within walking distance (a quarter-mile to one mile) from the trail head, and volunteers are welcome to use their motorcycles or quads to reach the work sites. Volunteers are asked to gather and park at the Smith Homestead Trailhead lot, just east of the Tillamook Forest Center on Oregon Highway 6, between 8:30 and 9:00 that morning to register for the project.

Project Coordinator:

Dave Hiatt – ODF Tillamook Off-Highway Vehicle specialist, 503-815-7024 -- dhiatt@odf.state.or.us for more details. Assistance provided by OMRA - http://www.omraoffroad.com/


Saturday April 16

SOLV (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) Annual Forest Clean-up Day

Help mark Earth Day by cleaning up litter and dump sites within the Tillamook State Forest. On Saturday, April 16th the Tillamook State Forest will participate in the annual SOLV IT! Earth Day Event by sponsoring a clean-up project. ODF staff and volunteers will work together to remove garbage and invasive plant species from various locations across the eastern portion of the Tillamook State Forest.

In 2010, over fifty volunteers assisted ODF with the Earth Day Event by removing twelve tons of garbage in one day from the Tillamook State Forest, including 122 tires and one junked automobile. The Oregon Department of Forestry welcomes these volunteer efforts to keep NW Oregon’s public forests open for recreation use.

Pre-registration for this work party date is available through the SOLV website at http://www.solv.org/programs/forms/form ... ntID=18673 -- Volunteers should come prepared for a long day, bringing a sack lunch and wear clothing appropriate for messy work such as long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes and work gloves. Registration starts at 8:30 AM at the ODOT sand shed at milepost 33 on Oregon Highway 6.

Project Coordinator:

Stephanie Beall – ODF Forest Grove recreation coordinator, 503-359-7464 -- sbeall@odf.state.or.us for more details.

Saturday May 14

4x4 Trail Project Day @ Browns Camp

On Saturday, May 14th the Oregon Department of Forestry will partner with co-host Jolly Jeepers for a day of trail maintenance on a popular four-wheel drive trail in the Browns Camp Off-Highway Vehicle Area. Volunteers should bring hand tools such as shovels, loppers, pruners, hand saws, and rakes.

Registration will start at 9:00 AM at the Rogers Camp Trailhead on Oregon Highway 6 at milepost 33.

Project Coordinator:

Jahmaal Rebb – ODF Forest Grove Off-Highway Vehicle specialist, 503-359-7463 -- jrebb@odf.state.or.us for more details.



These three projects will be supervised by ODF staff, and ODF provides tools. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves, eye protection and wear leather boots that come up over the ankles. Personal rain gear is always a good idea for venturing into the Tillamook State Forest.

In 2009, the Tillamook State Forest benefitted from almost 13,500 hours of time donated by Oregonians to help maintain and improve public access in their State Forest. There are many ways to get involved and volunteer in the Tillamook State Forest, including the Adopt-a-Trail program, Trail Patrol or Camp Host programs, SOLV Forest Clean-up Day and work parties maintaining both Off-Highway Vehicle trails and non-motorized trails in the forest.

Additional information about volunteer opportunities in the Tillamook State Forest can be found at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/tillamookstateforest ... home.shtml

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Kevin Weeks

Public Information Officer

Oregon Department of Forestry

Agency Affairs Office

(503) 945-7427

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Rain or shine it’s time for another great work party day on the OHV trails! This month work will focus on a Motorcycle / ATV trail.



Kudos to everyone who turned out for the March work party – at the end of the day 38 volunteers contributed 214 hours of time to assess and clear OHV trails in the Browns Camp and Diamond Mill Areas. And a huge thanks to the March work party co-hosts, Flat Broke and Four Wheelin’, Trailsmen Motorcycle Club, and OMRA for helping to make the work happen.



Here are the details for our next work party, co-hosted by OMRA:



Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011



Time: 8:30 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – Start Work



Meeting

Location: Smith Homestead

Milepost 22.5 on Oregon Highway 6 (at the turn to Jones Creek Campground from the highway)



Project Description:



Volunteers will be installing concrete grid blocks on trail tread approaches leading to the two new 24-foot Off-Highway Vehicle trail bridges recently donated by the Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA). OMRA obtained an Oregon State Parks ATV Grant to fund purchase of the materials, acquired Tillamook County permits and supervised the contractor responsible for construction of these two new trail bridges to ODF standards. OMRA volunteer labor provided the match for the grant.



A volunteer recently donated a truck load of concrete grid blocks to harden the trail approaches to these two bridges; hardening those approaches will help prevent potential stream sedimentation caused by the bridge trail tread leading to the bridges and protect the bridge deck thresholds from wear.


Volunteers with quads and the proper racks or tie-downs are welcome to assist with transporting grid blocks from the trail heads to the bridge sites. The necessary hand tools to perform that work will be provided by the ODF. ODF personnel will also assist with transportation of the grid blocks to the bridge sites as necessary and supervise proper installation. Worksites are within walking distance (a quarter-mile to one mile) from the trail head, and volunteers are welcome to use their motorcycles or quads to reach the work sites.



Volunteers are asked to gather and park at the Smith Homestead Trailhead lot, just east of the Tillamook Forest Center on Oregon Highway 6, between 8:30 and 9:00 that morning to register for the project.



Project Coordinator:

Dave Hiatt – ODF Tillamook Off-Highway Vehicle specialist, 503-815-7024 -- dhiatt@odf.state.or.us for more details. Assistance provided by OMRA - http://www.omraoffroad.com/





Stephanie A. Beall

Recreation Coordinator

Tillamook State Forest

801 Gales Creek Road

Forest Grove, OR 97116

503.359.7464

http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/tillamookstateforest

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4/9/11 Trail Party Report

A great group of us met up with Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Dave Hiatt to work on the Spaur Creek Bridge, which was recently installed through an ATV grant by OMRA. The hearty trail-volunteer souls were: Stu Osborne & Dwight Horton from Mt. Scott, Mark Williams, Dave Klug, Mike & Corbin Coleman, Lyon Payne, Donna Danies and I.

We parked and unloaded at the staging area close to the North end of Spaur Creek Trail (up Jordan Creek). I loaded the new rock drill onto the Rokon, Mark’s quad and Dave’s 6x6 were both loaded with cement bricks, tools were grabbed and everyone, including the biscuit burners, headed to the new bridge.

Our goal for the day was to install the bricks on each end of the bridge to make it easier for the riders to enter/exit the bridge without damaging the wood. This involved plenty of digging the existing gravel/rock out, fitting in the bricks, then filling everything back in to keep it sturdy.
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While we fit the bricks in, both Dave and Mark made trips back to the ODF truck to retrieve more bricks. As you can see, Dave was really making quick trips!
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We took a break for lunch, then went back to finish up one end, which needed a longer ramp. When it was all finished, we were quite proud of our work, which should extend the life of the bridge, and we think we kept Ranger Dave happy too!
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The OMRA added yet more needed volunteer hours to the Tillamook State Forest and the ATV grant obligation. At the end of the day, Stu Osborne & Dwight Horton from Mt. Scott had four hours each. Mark Williams, Dave Klug, Mike & Corbin Coleman, Lyon Payne, and Donna & I put in seven hours each, for a total of 57 hours, all for the OMRA. Thanks everyone!
-Tom
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