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Ma Bell cleanup

Postby BILLYjp2 » Sun May 03, 2009 4:47 pm

Filled 2 trash bags at Ma Bell today. 90% of the trash was beer cans pulled from the woods on the sides of the trails.


We filled one bag when we reached the turn around point. We encountered a group of 5 jeeps on the way down who were drinking beer and launching the cans into the woods as they went along. I asked them to pick up the cans and not throw any more. We cleaned up after them as we left and found a pile of trash at the parking lot that they had left by the road.

When we arrived the mud pit looked untouched but had tracks through it when we left. The group continued past us on their way to suzuki hill. They did not appear to be associated with any club and told me they were from the pittsfield area.

When we left the trail there was no garbage visible in the woods or at the parking spot at the trail head.
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Postby BobCCJC » Sun May 03, 2009 5:01 pm

Great Job :!:

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Postby JayZR2 » Sun May 03, 2009 5:13 pm

Awesome Billy. Thanks to Underground Jeeps for paying it forward.
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Postby thepinktaco » Sun May 03, 2009 5:38 pm

Should have gotten plate numbers and pictures.
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Postby JayK » Sun May 03, 2009 5:51 pm

Thanks to UJ
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Postby BILLYjp2 » Sun May 03, 2009 5:52 pm

thepinktaco wrote:Should have gotten plate numbers and pictures.


i couldn't believe my eyes when i saw the kid pound a beer and throw his Pabst Blue Ribbon can to the side of the trail. We must have picked up a dozen on our way out.
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Postby Zaedock » Sun May 03, 2009 6:08 pm

BILLYjp2 wrote:
thepinktaco wrote:Should have gotten plate numbers and pictures.


i couldn't believe my eyes when i saw the kid pound a beer and throw his Pabst Blue Ribbon can to the side of the trail. We must have picked up a dozen on our way out.


You guys have more restraint than I do.

Good job !
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Postby smileyfish » Sun May 03, 2009 6:18 pm

thank you for your work!!!
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Postby bass4runner » Sun May 03, 2009 6:18 pm

Great Job Guys :up:
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Postby PatriotJeep » Sun May 03, 2009 6:43 pm

That's crazy every club I know of never drinks on the trail.
Good job UJ. It's to bad you didn't call the cops.
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Postby Scott Hatch » Sun May 03, 2009 7:28 pm

You shouldn't get into a situation you aren't comfortable with but personally I would have been on them.

Thank you for cleaning the trash and taking care of the place for those that don't care about the future of our sport.
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Postby BILLYjp2 » Sun May 03, 2009 8:33 pm

they were big and had no shirts and tattoos.

i weigh 155 pounds.

i held a tire iron behind my back just in case and asked politely. :lol:
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Postby RI Xterra » Sun May 03, 2009 9:39 pm

Good job on the cleaning up.. Thank you!!
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Postby XJ Maki » Mon May 04, 2009 12:42 am

That's great Billy, thank you! :up:

(nice meeting you today too & thanks for the seats)
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Postby Scott Hatch » Mon May 04, 2009 8:38 am

Like I said don't do anything you aren't comfortable with....I can be a hard headed Marine and got the scars to prove it :lol:
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Postby Sporin » Mon May 04, 2009 10:08 am

thank you!!!
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Postby jsongy » Mon May 04, 2009 10:13 am

PatriotJeep wrote:That's crazy every club I know of never drinks on the trail.
Good job UJ. It's to bad you didn't call the cops.


Those are the funniest words all put in the same post! :shock: :D
Thanks for the :up: for UJ.
I was not there.
Just so it's known; It must have been tough for Billy, when he's thirsty he loves PBR! :lol:

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Postby mrfreakinwhite » Tue May 05, 2009 11:55 pm

Thanks Billy and UJ!

It's not easy confronting someone in the wrong no matter how in the right you are. What Scott said, safety first.
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Postby Smtty58 » Wed May 06, 2009 5:20 pm

Thanks, UJ! I think you did the right thing, Bill. An ugly scene would have been bad all around. You know those types are out there, it was just unfortunate timing they were there when you were.
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Postby navman » Wed May 06, 2009 9:57 pm

Thats a very tough call to make, I think he made the right decision. Lead by example. If he called the cops and there was a scene, it really wouldn't help the access situation. All we needed to have happen was some "environmentalist" to find out then its game on for them. And it probably would be in some local paper police report. Good job guys, wish I could have made that run.
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