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Club Information => Volunteer Opportunities => Topic started by: crgeorge on July 28, 2015, 09:50:29 PM

Title: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: crgeorge on July 28, 2015, 09:50:29 PM
Hello everybody. It's Chad from Copperstate 4 Wheelers and I wanted to let you know that itís about that time of the year to start thinking about the Fourpeaks Cleanup near Phoenix, Arizona. This year itís our 6th annual cleanup and itís scheduled for Saturday November 7th, 2015.

Please come and join the Copperstate 4 wheelers and the Tonto Recreation Alliance (TRAL) to clean up the Fourpeaks & Sugarloaf Mountain areas from 8-430pm. There will be 2 sessions for the cleanup. Registration starts at 730 am.
The first cleanup session is scheduled from 8 am-12 pm with lunch from 12 to 1230 pm followed by our first raffle at 1230 pm.
The 2nd cleanup session is from 1 pm to 4 pm followed by our second raffle at 415 pm. Lunch will be provided this year! Volunteers will receive a free raffle ticket for each cleanup session they attend. Must be present to win. Volunteers can come for the morning, afternoon, or both cleanup sessions. Children will also be entered into a special raffle.

Copperstate 4 Wheelers will be working closely with TRAL. Contributions to the cleanup are tax deductible. Donations can be made to The Tonto Recreational Alliance who has a 501c3 status. Those donations may be in the form of supplies like contractor trash bags, water, or possibly a raffle item. Sponsors/vendors are encouraged to come out and set up an information booth. To find the cleanup site, travel North on highway 87 to the Fourpeaks turn off, East of highway 87 between mile markers 203 and 204 on forest service road 143. The cleanup will be staged approx 1/2 mile from highway 87 in the Fourpeaks staging area.

Please bring shovels, rakes, gloves, sunscreen, small trailers to help haul trash, pop up canopies, and any other equipment that may be useful.

If you any questions, would like to donate to the cleanup or items for our raffle, or you are a vendor or sponsor and have questions, please can contact us at:

www.facebook.com/Fourpeakscleanup

Or

4peakscleanup@gmail.com


Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Nov 7th.
Chad Chaney

Ok so heres the update
McDonald's on Shea (1 block west of SR-87)?

McDonald's (NWC of Shea & Saguaro in Fountain Hills)
16936 E Shea Blvd,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

The cleanup starts at 8:00am, so I could meet you at McD's at 7:00.  We would need to roll out by 7:30, if we wanted to be there for the 8:00am start time.

Attending Morning
PitSnipe (Kyle)
Pinchel (Rob)
TeguTerra (James)
Dan B
XTiki
AZ-Ted

Attending Afternoon
Pinchel (Rob)
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 9-7-2015
Post by: Chuy on July 30, 2015, 09:20:56 PM
Hello everybody. It's Chad from Copperstate 4 Wheelers and I wanted to let you know that it’s about that time of the year to start thinking about the Fourpeaks Cleanup near Phoenix, Arizona. This year it’s our 6th annual cleanup and it’s scheduled for Saturday November 7th, 2015.
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Nov 7th.
Chad Chaney

What does the OHV and 4x4 community have in common with the shooter trash at the 4 peaks cleanup.100% of the stuff being cleaned in the area is shooter trash and illegally dumped shooter trash. Every year this event is held and sometimes with different sponsors but in the end where are the shooters picking up their garbage? I can see why very little if any of the hiking community showes up to help. Why not reach out more to the hundreds of NRA and shooting association members and gun retailers to raise awareness of the amount of shooter trash. I have been out there for many years and it seems like only the 4x4 community and OHV members help. TRAL is mostly composed of 4x4 and some OHV members. One year my old club alone made up for 90% of the members that showed up to help.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 9-7-2015
Post by: Conundrum on July 31, 2015, 07:24:19 AM
Sometimes it's not about the politics of who does what or doesn't. It's about keeping an already dwindling amount of space open to the rest of us and keeping the Government from closing off these areas to recreation entirely.

Responsible shooters, pick up their stuff and other peoples stuff to dispose of, just like responsible campers will pack out more than they took in.

We can't let our remaining areas be taken away from us because of the bad apples and illegal dumpers in our recreation areas.

That said, I don't know if I'll be able to make this again this year. I'll try and plan for it.

Thanks for helping to keep things open and clean.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 9-7-2015
Post by: AZ-Ted on July 31, 2015, 01:44:08 PM
We have varying levels of participation from year to year and cleanup to cleanup.  At this year's Table Mesa cleanup, the NRA was well represented, and they have been on many cleanups there since the big one that we (AZXC) sponsored back in 2010.

I don't know the inner workings of Copperstate nor TRAL, so I don't know if they contact NRA directly, but I can say without a doubt that the NRA is concerned with trigger trash, and they will mobilize their members - as long as they are informed (with enough lead time) that a cleanup is taking place.

IMHO, it is important to attend all cleanups (or at least a few each year).  I realize that we aren't the ones that created the trash, but if everyone felt that way, there would be no progress.

The encouraging news is that I have seen the volume of trash, and the type of trash, change over time.  Gone are the days of washing machines, and hot water tanks littering the dessert.  But, the smaller trigger trash still persists.  This can only be stopped via educating the public and via modeling the appropriate behaviors.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 9-7-2015
Post by: Chuy on July 31, 2015, 03:13:14 PM
IMHO, it is important to attend all cleanups (or at least a few each year).  I realize that we aren't the ones that created the trash, but if everyone felt that way, there would be no progress.

I understand the need to lend a hand since we are all lumped into the same category when it comes to land use/restriction. The only concern I have is that the events are never really called what they are. A shooter trash area cleanup, to an outside person I think it gives the perception that the 4x4 community is responsible. Like we are just littering the trails as we drive with cans, bottles, and trash.  I applaud the 4x4 community at large since they have always been the ones most committed to keeping the trails open. I suppose it just irks me that events like this are not called something like "Fourpeaks Trigger Trash Cleanup." I think that would bring more attention to the real issue.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 13, 2015, 12:34:25 PM
I'm planning to attend if I can get out of work.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on October 13, 2015, 08:11:51 PM
I hope you can make it, unfortunately I work that weekend so I have been silent on this thread.  However, I do want to make the point that I have found plenty, and I mean plenty, of trash left by hikers, campers, fishermen, and hunters as well as the shooters.  I don't think blaming a group does anything to improve the situation.  The NRA groups are more aware of trigger trash and education is greatly improving, as well as participation in the clean up.  When I am out on the trails and I see trash I always make an effort to clean it up.  I certainly don't enjoy cleaning up others trash, but the reality is simply that until everyone cleans up after themselves cleaning up after them is the only way to keep trails open. 
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on October 13, 2015, 08:18:20 PM
Well put Avi.

I plan on attending
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Clifford3200 on October 13, 2015, 09:17:59 PM
I plan on attending
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 9-7-2015
Post by: Chuy on October 18, 2015, 08:38:08 PM
Well said Avi, just to give you an idea of what you are trying to clean up. Its mostly appliances that were shot into thousands of pieces, TV's, couches, washing machines, microwaves, etc. The clean up areas are little shooting coves so they are mostly flat, but most of the stuff has been ran over so many times it is imbedded into the dirt for several inches. In a few shooting coves we found a lot of syringes so be careful when you grab a large pile of debris. Use a shovel to pick it up stuff and not your hands. A small trailer is super handy, on this occasion I was the only person who had one. The large dumpster is further than walking distance to the clean up areas. Half of the volunteers brought nothing, so bringing a few extra shovels rakes and water for washing hands is a good idea.

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Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 19, 2015, 11:20:13 AM
If you can't make this, perhaps you might have a trailer we can  borrow?
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Dan B on October 25, 2015, 08:38:15 PM
I'll come. I love opportunities to teach my kids about helping the community through volunteer work.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: TeguTerra on October 25, 2015, 08:53:39 PM
We are planning on being there also. 
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 26, 2015, 08:42:58 AM
I'll come. I love opportunities to teach my kids about helping the community through volunteer work.

Make sure you bring some sturdy gloves for the kids or shovels.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Chuy on October 26, 2015, 11:55:32 PM
If you can't make this, perhaps you might have a trailer we can  borrow?

Unfortunately, I sold the trailer and Land Cruiser that pulled it. About the only thing I kept was the ARB fridge rakes and shovels. Another thing is at this event water was not provided even though REI said they would provide water and lunch. We sort of had to carry a lot of other people that came to help. I brought a whole fridge full of Costo bottled water, and real snacks. Overall I had fun just being around people who wanted to help and was glad I could make it.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 27, 2015, 09:09:45 AM
Maybe AZXC should invest in some cleanup tools, for which we can also reuse on other future excursions.

Stuff like:

Scoop shovels
Heavy Rake - rocks and gravel
Medium Rake - Grass and leaf
???
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: DBAX on October 27, 2015, 09:16:35 AM
Maybe buy airtools for future mod days too?
Keep everything at my place since I'm not a club member and would be impartial as to whom may use them?
 ???
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 27, 2015, 10:20:11 AM
Avi has tools, but lets keep this thread on topic.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: DBAX on October 27, 2015, 10:34:42 AM
Quote
Maybe AZXC should invest in some cleanup tools
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Avi has tools
???
Not trying to get off topic. AZXC has been involved w/ trail cleanups for over 15 years. Spending club funds, has never been an idea w/ any merit.. Members, like Avi, you, me, and I'm sure most everyone else, bring their own.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Dan B on October 28, 2015, 09:47:27 PM
I'll come. I love opportunities to teach my kids about helping the community through volunteer work.

Make sure you bring some sturdy gloves for the kids or shovels.

Will do. I'll make a Home depot run before he head out.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Conundrum on October 29, 2015, 10:20:08 AM
From a while back....

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Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 01, 2015, 05:24:36 PM
Alright everyone. This is less than a week away. Id like to put a list together of all that are attending and which session you are planning on going to.

Last year I was unable to locate Avi and Ted. So Jeff and Myself went off and worked. I noticed a lot of other groups working together last year. It would be neat for all of us to work together, meet one another, and just BS while we clean up the desert.

I plan on doing the morning session and would be up for meeting up somewhere and rolling in together showing a Nissan presence.

I will update the OP to reflect show is attending what session.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: TeguTerra on November 01, 2015, 05:46:08 PM
I am planning on doing the morning session also. 
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Dan B on November 01, 2015, 07:39:28 PM
I am planning on doing the morning session also. 
I plan on the morning as well. I'll probably be following TeguTerra.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: XTiki on November 01, 2015, 10:37:26 PM
I am planning on doing the morning session.  Be happy to meet up before.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: AZ-Ted on November 02, 2015, 04:44:35 PM
...I plan on doing the morning session and would be up for meeting up somewhere and rolling in together showing a Nissan presence...

Hi Kyle, sorry for the delayed response, but I'd like to meet up for the morning session of the cleanup.  How about meeting at the McDonald's on Shea (1 block west of SR-87)?

McDonald's (NWC of Shea & Saguaro in Fountain Hills)
16936 E Shea Blvd,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


The cleanup starts at 8:00am, so I could meet you at McD's at 7:00.  We would need to roll out by 7:30, if we wanted to be there for the 8:00am start time.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: AZ-Ted on November 02, 2015, 04:51:47 PM
Quote
Maybe AZXC should invest in some cleanup tools
Quote
Avi has tools
???
Not trying to get off topic. AZXC has been involved w/ trail cleanups for over 15 years. Spending club funds, has never been an idea w/ any merit.. Members, like Avi, you, me, and I'm sure most everyone else, bring their own.

I always bring my own!  But yeah, unless we are buying an AZXC Tig welder that I can keep at my house (haha), I vote for NOT spending club funds on tools / supplies.  That being said, I wouldn't be opposed to sponsoring a cleanup in the future (similar to what we did for the TM Cleanup in 2010).
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: TeguTerra on November 02, 2015, 05:09:57 PM
...I plan on doing the morning session and would be up for meeting up somewhere and rolling in together showing a Nissan presence...

Hi Kyle, sorry for the delayed response, but I'd like to meet up for the morning session of the cleanup.  How about meeting at the McDonald's on Shea (1 block west of SR-87)?

McDonald's (NWC of Shea & Saguaro in Fountain Hills)
16936 E Shea Blvd,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


The cleanup starts at 8:00am, so I could meet you at McD's at 7:00.  We would need to roll out by 7:30, if we wanted to be there for the 8:00am start time.
I would be up for meeting at that spot also.  Pretty sure Jeff is coming to the morning cleanup with the fronty and a trailer
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 02, 2015, 09:30:36 PM
That's a great meeting spot Ted. I have updated the OP with those that are attending and the info about the meeting place and times.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: AZ-Ted on November 06, 2015, 04:55:11 PM
I'm looking forward to tomorrow's cleanup.  It will be nice to get out on the trails again.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Dan B on November 07, 2015, 06:18:30 PM
Had a great time today! I'm glad I finally got to meet all of you who showed up. I will definitely be signing up for next year.
Also.. I got an expired certificate from Teraflex at the raffle :/ Glad I don't drive a Jeep.. lol
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on November 08, 2015, 07:35:38 AM
Had a great time today! I'm glad I finally got to meet all of you who showed up. I will definitely be signing up for next year.
Also.. I got an expired certificate from Teraflex at the raffle :/ Glad I don't drive a Jeep.. lol

I'd give them a call.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Dan B on November 08, 2015, 05:26:43 PM
Had a great time today! I'm glad I finally got to meet all of you who showed up. I will definitely be signing up for next year.
Also.. I got an expired certificate from Teraflex at the raffle :/ Glad I don't drive a Jeep.. lol

I'd give them a call.

  I contacted 4 Peaks Clean up page through Facebook and they are looking for a way to hook me up.

Also, I did some research on how much those cost.. ($30 - $156 before shipping) I can probably sell/trade those and get some lights :)

Still an awesome event I would be happy and would want to go again even if they can't do anything for me.

Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on November 08, 2015, 07:20:43 PM
Lol, at least the camp chair I got wasn't expired.   
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 08, 2015, 07:51:35 PM
Thinking I should go open the Chompies gift cert that I won to check the date.
Title: Re: Fourpeaks cleanup 11-7-2015
Post by: Dan B on November 08, 2015, 08:42:52 PM
You're probably fine. I just lucked out and got the one that was dated wrong.