Off-roaders roll out of forest with truckloads of trash
A group of off-road enthusiasts took to the woods Saturday, May 4, and came back with loads of trash.
The annual clean-up of La Dee Flats OHV was oganized by an off-road club, 4xNation, working with Clackamas County and the U.S. Forest Service.
The event gathered more than 100 off-road vehicles at the site, south of Estacada, east of Highway 224. Most participants drove the trails at low speeds, stopping and walking into the forest to gather up bottles, cans and other trash.
The effort collected 3,500 pounds of trash filling up several trucks. In addition the volunteers working in cojuction with the U.S. Forest service closed an illegal trail. Over 150 volunteers showed up, donating approximately 600 hours of labor. Clackamas County Dump Stoppers was also in attendance and were a huge factor in making this event a success.
After the clean-up was finished, the club provided free food and drinks for all participants, including tacos from a Sandy food cart. The event concluded with a raffle of more than 50 prizes.
4xNation organizes the event every year, usually in the first week of May. To contribute, donate or join the community visit 4xNation.com.