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Montague Plains Cleanup

Postby mike_belben » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:32 pm

Smith & Wesson and the Connecticut River Watershed Council
National Public Lands Clean Up Day
Saturday, Oct 4th

Bring pickups, jeeps with trailers or ATVs with trailersthere will be a cookout to feed volunteers for lunch and all volunteers are entered in a raffle to win a S&W Sigma40 pistol, even if you arent an employee.. i just double checked to be sure.


Background:
last year and earlier in 08 i fought and fought to get a permit from masswildlife for groups like us to enter and clean wildlife management areas (WMAs) .. and was denied on the grounds that they would not allow modified 4x4 vehicles into a WMA under any circumstance..

HOWEVER.. Smith and Wesson was the one group that had been allowed to do this, and since I work there, i found out it took some considerable political muscle to get this permission. Well, they are doing it again, and are looking for volunteers.

This would be a very rare and exceptional opportunity for the 4x4 organizations to make some big friends, as well as show this green council that we arent all bad.

i need to know who is showing as a definate in order to give an accurate headcount for the food. please disseminate to youre clubs, anyone definately committed can email me at mike_belben@yahoo.com
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Postby cmerrick » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:11 pm

Mike, at this point count me in.
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Postby thepinktaco » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:32 pm

This is basically my back yard. I know every trail like the back of my hand.
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Postby mrfreakinwhite » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:04 am

posted on jf, but I had to edit it a little.

I would like to say count me in, but I need family time. If I can, I will. My neighbor said I could use his trailer.

Any info on dumpsters? Is S&W providing them?
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Postby thepinktaco » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:44 pm

Call the Greenfield Recorder to get some press time.
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Postby Paul » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:10 pm

thepinktaco wrote:This is basically my back yard. I know every trail like the back of my hand.


X2, although I was probably Pinktaco's age the last time I was in there, but I'd love a chance to wheel, errr clean up the plains.

So let me get this right, we'll be able to drive the trails in our offroad vehicles?
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Postby axle » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:41 pm

posted NEJZ
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Postby mrfreakinwhite » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:53 pm

Um, have we solicited Smith & Wesson for business members??
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Postby tammylynn » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:52 pm

Do we get gift certificates for free hand guns? I'm in.
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Postby flyinbrian321 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:37 am

Its My back yard Thats where I grew up On the plains On dirt bikes and alot of partying in the 70s LOL Same as Pink Taco i know every trail up there also

As far as I heard the EPO is really cracking down vehicles up there There is some deep mud up there and Nice ledge hills that are slippery wet wet trust me on that and everything in between
COUNT ME IN !!!!!!
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Postby Treasurer » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:16 am

mrfreakinwhite wrote:Um, have we solicited Smith & Wesson for business members??


No, go for it.
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Re: Montague Plains Cleanup

Postby ChrisD » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:17 am

So where is this? I've never heard of the area. Is this in Mass or CT?

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Postby rblank » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:18 am

It's in MA Chris. The town where :paul: lives..... :roll:
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Postby ChrisD » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:27 am

Oh. That Montague. :lol:
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Postby Scott Hatch » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:18 pm

Not to rain on the parade but please remember that this is first and foremost a clean-up, not a wheeling event. Its not being organized by the NEA so as always we wil need to be very mindful of the image we give to the EPOs and others.
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Postby thepinktaco » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:30 pm

I was going to go up to the EP station right on the border of the plains last year and see if I could get access on a 4wheeler or truck to go clear the trails before the snowfall but never did.
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Postby flyinbrian321 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:30 am

The EPOs been cracking down the past 2 months On vehicles off the 3 main Rds up there

I called and asked them if I could goup in my vehicle and clear Mt bike trails they never called me back so I went I did that for 3 years they never returned my phone calls
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Postby Paul » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:50 am

I've been emailing back and forth with EPO Kinner, he gets back to me lickety split. :P :P
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Postby flyinbrian321 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:25 am

Im not SPEACIAL like you :D Im just a townie :( Oh thats my problem I am using the old way The Telephone LOL
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Postby Zaedock » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:13 am

I will be there, might even have the wife too. :lol:
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Postby Paul » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:59 am

I'll be there 9:15 ish, Mike is verifying if it's 9 or 10am for the start.
Prolly also have the wife, kids, quad in tow.
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Postby thepinktaco » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:18 pm

Only got a few pics since I dont have a big card for my camera yet.

We were the only group that really traveled far from the Riding Club. The others were only there till alittle after noon and took off. By the time we got back the second time they were all leaving. Me and Mike went back out after everyone left and got another load of junk.

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Postby tammylynn » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:32 pm

Wow...someone was becoming one with nature... :lol:
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