Forum Index > Public Lands Stewardship > Find a place in your heart to pick up litter!
 Reply to topic
Previous :: Next Topic
Author Message
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 16874 | TRs | Pics
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!
PostMon May 22, 2023 8:56 pm 
Worked hard today, picking up trash and and stuff from the bottom of Lake Washington. Did some nice paddling too. Launched at 1:30, got back at 8 pm. Some of that was pulling the canoe on wheels to/from the lake. I spent at least 4 hours of intense trash hunting. I got covered in mud, slime, branches and twigs, ants, spiders and just plain wet. It was awesome.

tinman, reststep, RichP, Chief Joseph
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Sky Hiker
Member
Member


Joined: 03 Feb 2007
Posts: 1469 | TRs | Pics
Location: outside
Sky Hiker
Member
PostTue May 23, 2023 6:32 am 
thats quite the load going on there.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Cyclopath
Faster than light



Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 7644 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
Cyclopath
Faster than light
PostWed May 24, 2023 11:56 am 
I'm not sure what this is, but kitty boy says it doesn't belong in the woods.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 16874 | TRs | Pics
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!
PostTue May 30, 2023 11:29 pm 
The world is just a little cleaner today. Gasworks park.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 16874 | TRs | Pics
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!
PostWed May 31, 2023 3:58 pm 
More today, Rattlesnake lake.

RichP
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 16874 | TRs | Pics
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!
PostTue Jun 06, 2023 6:55 pm 
Went up one side and down the other on Little Kachess lake today. Found one item: a mylar balloon with string.

RichP
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
timberghost
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Dec 2011
Posts: 1306 | TRs | Pics
timberghost
Member
PostWed Jun 07, 2023 10:08 am 
Did you see any fish?

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 16874 | TRs | Pics
Slugman
Itís a Slugfest!
PostFri Jun 09, 2023 11:44 am 
Not much for fish action that I saw. But there were lots of minnows in the shallow areas. I liked the lake, never been there before, but Iíll bet it can get nasty if itís windy, and Iíll bet it does get windy. I do know that the water levels are drawn down by late summer. And there are lots of barely submerged stumps. Dangerous place to motorboat, the north end anyway.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Cyclopath
Faster than light



Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 7644 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
Cyclopath
Faster than light
PostThu Jun 22, 2023 7:28 pm 
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
timberghost
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Dec 2011
Posts: 1306 | TRs | Pics
timberghost
Member
PostFri Jun 23, 2023 9:38 am 
How does one get signed up for tha5 mission and can Slugman use hos canoe? hihi.gif hihi.gif

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
kiliki
Member
Member


Joined: 07 Apr 2003
Posts: 2300 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
kiliki
Member
PostTue Oct 03, 2023 12:41 pm 
Ugh, this sucks. Washington state is trashy, and there's a study to prove it KUOW STAFF October 03, 2023 / 1:33 pm https://www.kuow.org/stories/washington-state-is-trashy-and-there-s-a-study-to-prove-it Washington's Department of Ecology discovered that there were more than 8,100 pieces of litter per mile in 2022, spread along Washington's roads and in public spaces. That's more than the national average of 5,700 pieces reported in a 2020 national study. 6 million pounds picked up the first half of this year. Why are we more littered than the average state??

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
timberghost
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Dec 2011
Posts: 1306 | TRs | Pics
timberghost
Member
PostWed Oct 04, 2023 12:01 pm 
Throw in the fact that the money allocated for litter program was moved to a different program

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Kim Brown
Member
Member


Joined: 13 Jul 2009
Posts: 6897 | TRs | Pics
Kim Brown
Member
PostWed Oct 04, 2023 3:40 pm 
kiliki wrote:
6 million pounds picked up the first half of this year. Why are we more littered than the average state??
Just look around this city alone. Garbage everywhere. So many people don't care about their yards and allow garbage to pile up along the curbs, bus stops are trashed, traffic islands are weedlots with trash in them, Northgate Park & Ride is practically a health hazard of a dump (urine-soaked wet sleeping bags, underwear filled with human dung, pools of barf, half-eaten hamburgers, etc. This is not an exaggeration)., the land on each side of the freeways and center are trash, dead or dying shrubs and burnt trees, the branches full of garbage. And that's just this city. Yeah, I believe this article. Unfortunately.

"..living on the east side of the Sierra world be ideal - except for harsher winters and the chance of apocalyptic fires burning the whole area." Bosterson, NWHiker's marketing expert
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Cyclopath
Faster than light



Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 7644 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
Cyclopath
Faster than light
PostWed Oct 04, 2023 4:15 pm 
Be the change you wish to see in the world!

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Kim Brown
Member
Member


Joined: 13 Jul 2009
Posts: 6897 | TRs | Pics
Kim Brown
Member
PostFri Oct 06, 2023 7:34 am 
Cyclopath wrote:
Be the change you wish to see in the world!
embarassedlaugh.gif Right. I'm not about to clean up the entire Northgate Park & Ride; it requires trucks, lots of help, haz mat gear, and Metro payroll.

"..living on the east side of the Sierra world be ideal - except for harsher winters and the chance of apocalyptic fires burning the whole area." Bosterson, NWHiker's marketing expert
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
   All times are GMT - 8 Hours
 Reply to topic
Forum Index > Public Lands Stewardship > Find a place in your heart to pick up litter!
  Happy Birthday Captain Trips, Backcountry Blake, Flower Sniffer, nwcjc, backpacker92out!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum