April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

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April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by jessef » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:19 pm

When: April 21st

Where: Lost Creek FSR at East Stave Lake

What: 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Who: 4WD BC clubs, Jeep/Mitsubishi/Nissan/Toyo's..

Why: Give a helping hand to our local environment/trails

See you guys n' gals there (who can make it ~ the more Delica's the better). :M
The 4WDABC is hosting a cleanup of the Lost Creek FSR in the East Stave Lake area on Saturday, April 21st, beginning at 9 am.

The staging area will be at the Davis Lake turnoff which is approximately 3 kilometers after Sylvester Road turns to gravel, on the left. 9 am will be the meet and greet along with general orientation and 10 am will be the cleanup start.

Thus far, we have commitments for 2 dump trucks to transport the garbage to the Mission dump. Mission has once again waived the tippage fees for our event.

Last year, the 1st annual cleanup was an outstanding success with over 110 volunteers collecting over 18 tons of garbage and steel.

We look forward to you joining us for another fabulous day of camaraderie, fun and an all round rewarding day of making our back country a better place to enjoy our pastime.

see you there.
Clean up crew last year:



Thanks to Mat for the write up.

http://www.4wdabc.ca/showthread.php?96- ... 23rd/page3
Fantom wrote:To say the sun was shining down on us would be an understatement. It was a great day indeed, starting from the best weather we had this year so far and ending in the amazing turn out of volunteers and the staggering amount of garbage collected. The dump trucks were having issues keeping up (not for a lack of trying) and by the end of the day it was impossible to even guess at how much got hauled out of there. It was my first clean up and I have to admit that I was shocked, amazed and very moved by the energy, drive and devotion of all the people who worked so hard at cleaning up something they had nothing to do with. There was a woman there that recently was in surgery and should have likely stayed at home, one of the guys had a nasty sprain and was crawling up and down ravines to collect trash, this was amazing! One gentleman (Jim) that I met showed up in Little Iraq and even though he was the only one there at the time he started to clean up a place that would have take 20+ people the entire day, when I got there he didn't seem fazed by the amount of stuff and just kept at it. You all did amazing work up there!
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IMG_1337 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
Rick fighting what's left of a washing machine
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IMG_1313 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
the overwhelming sea of shells
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IMG_1353 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
even the kids joined in
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IMG_1449 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
it's amazing, they know better than the grown ups that littered - what's wrong with that picture
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IMG_1381 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
one of many
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IMG_1379 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
collecting more shells
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IMG_1372 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
couldn't have done it without the heavy equipment
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IMG_1346 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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IMG_1382 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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IMG_1399 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
volunteers of all ages helped
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IMG_1425 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
and the piles just kept growing
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IMG_1441 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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IMG_1431 by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
Corey cooking up the food to boost our energy, thanks to Freybe for the hot dogs!

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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by del400 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:00 pm

I'll be able to make it. Should convince some friends to come.

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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by kim » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:14 pm

Last year was an exceptional day. I think it was the only day that the sun was out in the first four months of the year.

I hope to see a sea of Delicas out to the cleanup.

Cheers,
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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by Backroader » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:55 pm

Hello,
Yes, last year was amazing indeed, I do hope this year we have as many if not more volunteers helping out and less garbage to deal with. Each year we hope the message gets across to one more person that it is not a garbage dump out there. Hope to see some of you out there. Thanks!

Also, we'll have a bunch of Backroader magazines there, both the new ones as well as the previous issue if you missed it but wanted a copy.
Thank you
Mat Radoszewski
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Four Wheel Drive Association of BC

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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by jessef » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:35 pm

bump

Anyone going from our group here?

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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by tonydca » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:27 pm

I've got it pencilled in; dragging the kids out the door around 7.

Hopefully the dog won't get eaten by a bear... :-)
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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by tonydca » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:38 am

Is it faster to take the #7 all the way there, or the #1 to Sumas then head North? (looks like an extra 15 kms, but #1 will be quick that time of day)
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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by jessef » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:07 am

I'm coming from downtown so will take #7 right to Sylvester road.

Need sleep but will try to make it between 9-10

Tony you on VHF?

Anyone else coming?

Earth Day + cleaning up our backyard = good karma folks :-)

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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by tonydca » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:26 pm

Well, the sun was shining down upon the seas of spent shotgun cartridges and bags of grow-op dirt, but around 85 folks showed up and pulled out plenty o' crap including a full-size freezer with a dead deer in it (!) and a complete but somewhat charred hulk of a Dodge Durango.

They did a great job of organizing things; props to TimmyH's, Sysco and Freybes for supplying the calories, the numerous equipment vendors for supplying two dump trucks and a backhoe free for the day (amazing) and to the 4WDABC folks for setting it up. Great job and a great bunch of folks! Not many Delicas there tho' ... :-(

My camera decided to have a stroke on the way up there, but no doubt there'll be great pics on the 4WDABC website.
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Re: April 21st, 4WDABC 2nd Annual East Stave Lake Cleanup

Post by Backroader » Fri May 18, 2012 9:36 am

I never did end up posting any pics here, so here it is:
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drywall dump by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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organizing the troops by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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more pieces of a boat by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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garbage delivery by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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Rick wrestling with wire by fantomdesigns, on Flickr
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a sea of shells by fantomdesigns, on Flickr

Thanks to those that made it out. We have another one coming up June 2nd on the West side of Stave. Please come out if you can.
Thank you
Mat Radoszewski
Editor in Chief
Backroader Magazine
Four Wheel Drive Association of BC

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