This program involves our internal clean up crew, as well as community clean ups that engage members that volunteer to help clean illegal dump sites on public lands. Metals are recycled. Lands are left in a natural state.
Clean Forest Project recognizes that educating youth on the negative effects that illegal dumping has on the environment and wildlife, and instructing them on how to reduce, re-use, and recycle will create a generation of good stewards, and will greatly reduce illegal dumping. Clean Forest Project's Education Program includes our mascots, Brady Bear and the Litter Bug, as well as our "get-your-hands-wet" stream table (an awesome visual tool) for grade-school kids, and Clean Forest Project "Green Teams" for high school students.
Local teens form "Green Teams" at their High School and adopt a dump site near their school. They will set a date to clean the site, develop and deploy anti-dumping signage, monitor the site throughout the school year and then report of the events at the end of the school year.
Anti-Dumping and Monitoring Measures
After cleaning up a dump site, Clean Forest Projects implements anti-dumping measures such as signage and monitoring of the site. This helps to curb re-dumping.
Habitats are degraded when they have been polluted with trash or invaded by exotic plants. Our Restoration Program focuses on the clean up of illegal dump sites and/or removal of exotics then replanting with Oregon natives where possible.
Trail Work Program
The maintaining of local trails. Trash removal, weed control and repair of washed out trails are performed.
This is our annual cemetery trash clean up and noxious weed pull. The event takes place on or near Halloween at various cemeteries. To host a Pick, Pull and Scream event in your area, please fill out our volunteer form.
Are you an avid ATV-er? Do you frequently ride your horse on public land? Do you enjoy hiking and enjoying the beauty of our most precious natural resource? Do you come across illegally dumped trash, appliances and even vehicles? One way that you can help Clean Forest Project is to become a volunteer Geo-Spotter. A Geo-Spotter is someone who is literally our eyes in the forest. We need people just like you that recreate on public land that can tell us where there are illegal dumpsites. Clean Forest Project will survey them and schedule them to be cleaned up. Clean Forest Project will support your efforts by providing you with a GPS and a Clean Forest Project T-shirt. You can simply report sites that you find via email with the GPS coordinates. We’ll take it from there. And, as an added benefit, for each site you report, and we survey it, we will send you a free coffee coupon good for a free Latte, Cappuccino or your favorite coffee drink! If you are interested in becoming a Clean Forest Project Geo-Spotter, contact us and ask for our Geo Spotter Volunteer Application. Soon, you can be on your way to helping us cleanup your favorite public land spot!