Trash dogs

Trash Dogs Jerry, Sweeney, CeCe Johnson, Steve Lowe, Gary Maschmeyer, James Fournier, Mark Anderson, and Wayne Sundin.

Eleven Trash Dogs completed a busy week of trash collection and road-side cleanup of abandoned camps. This is the 179th cleanup for the local Trash Dogs group.

Trash Dog spokesman Ed Gross said the volunteer group began its mission of forest clean up in 2006.

The Trash Dogs removed two trailer loads and one pickup load including several tents, tires, large tarps, firewood, and coolers of spoiled food, blankets and a dozen bags of garbage near Ludlum House, which is located at the confluence of Wheeler Creek and the Winchuck River in southwestern Oregon.

An abandoned car at Wheelers Grave was recovered and disposed of by Wes’ Towing, Gross reported.

Mt. Emily Road was a different story. No campsites, just piles of household garbage including carpeting, a barbecue grill, a kitchen range, a bed frame, several mattresses, clothes, kitchenware and a dozen bags of garbage, enough to fill a trailer and pickup.

Total charges for removal and disposal were $169.62.

Helping with the cleanup were Trash Dogs, Elizabeth and Kevin Hooper, Mark Anderson, CeCe Johnson, James Fournier, Steve Lowe, Marty Van Otterloo, Gary Maschmeyer, Wayne Sundin, Victor Ortiz, Jerry Sweeney and Ed Gross.

For more information, on the Trash Dogs call Ed Gross at 541-469-4980 or visit their website at


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